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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Fiscal Year Ended June 26, 2010
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Commission File Number 001-34192
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
94-2896096
(State or other jurisdiction of
Incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
120 San Gabriel Drive
Sunnyvale, California 94086
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (408) 737-7600
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class 
Common stock, $0.001 par value
 
Name of each exchange on which registered 
The NASDAQ Global Select Market
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The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the Registrant based upon the closing price of the common stock on December 26, 2009 as reported by The NASDAQ Global Select Market was approximately $3,218,332,814. Shares of voting stock held by executive officers, directors and holders of more than 5% of the outstanding voting stock have been excluded from this calculation because such persons may be deemed to be affiliates. Exclusion of such shares should not be construed to indicate that any of such persons possesses the power, direct or indirect, to control the Registrant, or that any such person is controlled by or under common control with the Registrant.
Number of shares outstanding of the Registrant's Common Stock, $.001 par value, as of July 31, 2010: 298,329,721.
Documents Incorporated By Reference:
(1) Items 10, 11, 12 13 and 14 of Part III incorporate information by reference from the Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, to be filed subsequently.
 

 

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MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS
 
INDEX
 
 
Forward Looking Statements
 
 
Part I
 
Business
 
Risk Factors
 
Unresolved Staff Comments
 
Properties
 
Legal Proceedings
 
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
 
 
Part II
 
Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
Selected Financial Data
 
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
 
Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
 
Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure
 
Controls and Procedures
 
Other Information
 
 
Part III
 
Directors, Executive Officers, and Corporate Governance
 
Executive Compensation
 
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters
 
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions
 
Principal Accountant Fees and Services
 
 
Part IV
 
Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules
 
 
 
 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on our current expectations and could be affected by the uncertainties and risk factors described throughout this filing and particularly in Part I, Item 1A - Risk Factors and the business outlook section in Part II, Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. These statements relate to, among other things, sales, gross margins, operating expenses, capital expenditures and requirements, liquidity, asset dispositions, product development and R&D efforts, manufacturing plans, pending litigation, effective tax rates, tax reserves for uncertain tax positions, and are indicated by words or phrases such as "anticipate," "expect," "outlook," "foresee," "forecast," "believe," "could," "intend," "will," "plan," "seek," "project," and variations of such words and similar words or expressions. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as predictions of future events as we cannot assure you that the events or circumstances reflected in these statements will be achieved or will occur. For a discussion of some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements, see the discussion on "Risk Factors" that appears in Part I, Item 1A of this Annual Report on Form 10-K and other risks and uncertainties detailed in this and our other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect developments or information obtained after the date hereof and disclaim any obligation to do so except as required by applicable laws.
 

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PART I
 
ITEM 1. BUSINESS
 
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. ("Maxim" or the "Company" and also referred to as "we," "our" or "us") designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, commonly referred to as analog circuits, for a large number of customers in diverse geographical locations. The analog market is fragmented and characterized by diverse applications, numerous product variations and, with respect to many circuit types, relatively long product life cycles. Our objective is to develop and market both proprietary and industry-standard analog integrated circuits that meet the increasingly stringent quality and performance standards demanded by customers.
 
We are a Delaware corporation originally incorporated in California in 1983. We are headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The mailing address for our headquarters is 120 San Gabriel Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94086, and our telephone number is (408) 737-7600. Additional information about us is available on our website at www.maxim-ic.com.
 
We make available through our website, free of charge, our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") as soon as reasonably practicable after they are electronically filed with or furnished to the SEC. We assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless we are required to do so by applicable laws. A copy of this Annual Report on Form 10-K is available without charge upon written request to: Investor Relations, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., 120 San Gabriel Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94086.
 
The Mixed Signal Analog Integrated Circuit Market
 
All electronic signals generally fall into one of two categories, linear or digital. Linear (or analog) signals represent real world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, or speed, and are continuously variable over a wide range of values. Digital signals represent the "ones" and "zeros" of binary arithmetic and are either on or off.
 
Three general classes of semiconductor products arise from this distinction between linear and digital signals:
 
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digital devices, such as memories and microprocessors that operate primarily in the digital domain;
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linear devices such as amplifiers, references, analog multiplexers and switches that operate primarily in the analog domain; and
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mixed-signal devices such as data converter devices that combine linear and digital functions on the same integrated circuit and interface between the analog and digital domains.
 
Our strategy has been to target both the linear and mixed-signal markets, often collectively referred to as the analog market. However, some of our products are exclusively or principally digital. While our focus continues to be on the linear and mixed signal market, our capabilities in the digital domain enable development of new mixed signal and other products with highly sophisticated digital characteristics. Risks associated with pursuing this strategy are discussed in Item 1A - Risk Factors.
 
Our linear and mixed signal products serve four major end-markets. These major end-markets and their corresponding market segments are noted in the table below:
 

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MAJOR END-MARKET
MARKET SEGMENT
 
 
INDUSTRIAL
Automatic Test Equipment
 
Automotive
 
Control & Automation
 
Electronic Instrumentation
 
Medical
 
Military & Aerospace
 
Security
 
Utility & Other Meters
 
Other Industrial
 
 
COMMUNICATIONS
Basestations
 
Network & Datacom
 
Telecom
 
Other Communications
 
 
CONSUMER
Cell Phones
 
Digital Cameras
 
Home Entertainment & Appliances
 
Other Consumer
 
 
COMPUTING
Data Storage
 
Financial Terminals
 
Notebook Computers
 
Server & Desktop Computers
 
Peripherals & Other Computer
 
Product Quality
 
We employ a system addressing quality and reliability of our products from initial design through wafer fabrication, assembly, testing and final shipment. We have received ISO 9001/2, TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certifications for all wafer fabrication, assembly, final test and shipping facilities. Reliability stress testing is performed on products manufactured and sold by Maxim, based on industry standard requirements, in an effort to detect and accelerate the presence of defects that may arise over the life of a product in order to ensure the reliability of our products.
 
Manufacturing
 
We primarily manufacture our own wafers and, to a lesser extent, utilize third-party silicon foundries to produce wafers. The majority of processed wafers are subjected to parametric and functional testing at our facilities. The broad range of products demanded by the mixed signal analog integrated circuit market requires multiple manufacturing process technologies. As a result, many different process technologies are currently used for wafer fabrication of our products. Historically, wafer fabrication of analog integrated circuits has not required the state-of-the-art processing equipment necessary for the fabrication of advanced digital integrated circuits, although newer processes do utilize and require such state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. In addition, hybrid and module products are manufactured using a complex multi-chip technology featuring thin-film, laser-trimmed resistors and other active or passive components. We primarily rely on our own fabrication technologies and facilities to implement such manufacturing requirements. We also utilize unaffiliated manufacturing subcontractors.
 
During fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, most of our own wafer production occurred at one of our four owned wafer fabrication facilities consisting of the following:
 
Facility Location
Fiscal Year Acquired
Beaverton, Oregon
1994
San Jose, California
1998
Dallas, Texas
2001
San Antonio, Texas
2004
 

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At the end of fiscal year 2009, we ceased wafer fabrication efforts in our Dallas, Texas facility. In fiscal year 2007, we entered into a five-year supply agreement with Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") under which Epson has manufactured some of our mixed-signal semiconductor products. These products are manufactured by Epson under rights and licenses using our proprietary technology at Epson's fabrication facility located in Sakata, Japan. In fiscal years 2010, 2009, and 2008 the products manufactured by Epson represented 19%, 9% and 6% of our total wafer production. We are adding 300mm and 200mm wafer capacity at foundries in Taiwan, which will increase our output capacity in fiscal year 2011 and beyond.
 
We have a wafer bump manufacturing facility located in Dallas, Texas. We use this facility to manufacture products that utilize chip scale packaging ("CSP") or wafer level packaging ("WLP"). CSP or WLP (collectively referred to as "CSP") enables integrated circuits to be attached directly to a printed circuit board without the use of a traditional plastic package. In addition, we utilize independent subcontractors to perform wafer bump manufacturing to the extent we do not have the internal capacity or capabilities to perform such services.
 
Once wafer manufacturing has been completed, wafers are generally sorted in order to determine which integrated circuits on each wafer are functional and which are defective. We currently perform wafer sort, final test and shipping activities at two facilities located in Cavite, the Philippines, and Chonburi Province, Thailand. Our finished products ship directly from either Cavite, the Philippines or Chonburi Province, Thailand to customers worldwide or to other Company locations for sale to end-customers or distributors.  In addition, we utilize independent subcontractors to perform wafer sort.
 
Integrated circuit assembly is performed by foreign assembly subcontractors, located in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea and Japan, where wafers are separated into individual integrated circuits and assembled into a variety of packages.
 
After assembly has been completed, the majority of the assembled product is shipped back to our facilities located in Cavite, the Philippines or Chonburi Province, Thailand where the packaged integrated circuits undergo final testing and preparation for customer shipment. In addition, we utilize independent subcontractors to perform final testing.
 
We currently perform substantially all of our module assembly operations in our facility in Batangas, Philippines. The Batangas, Philippines facility also performs wafer singulation and tape-and-reel of bumped (CSP or WLP) wafers.
 
Sales and Marketing
 
We market our products worldwide through a direct-sales and applications organization and through our own and other unaffiliated distribution channels to a broad range of customers in diverse industries. Our products typically require a sophisticated technical sales effort. Our sales organization is divided into domestic and international regions. Distributors and direct customers generally buy on an individual purchase order basis, rather than pursuant to long-term agreements.
 
Certain distributors have agreements with us which allow for price protection on certain inventory if we lower the price of our products. Certain distributor agreements also generally permit distributors to exchange a portion of certain purchases on a periodic basis. As is customary in the semiconductor industry, our distributors may market products which compete with our products.
 
Sales to certain international distributors are made under agreements which permit limited stock return privileges but not sales price rebates.  The agreements generally permit distributors to exchange a portion of their purchases on a periodic basis.  See "Critical Accounting Policies" in Part II, Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements accompanying this Annual Report on Form 10-K, which contains information regarding our revenue recognition policy.
 
We operate in one reportable segment - the design, development, marketing and manufacturing of a broad range of linear and mixed signal integrated circuits. Our primary distributor, Avnet Electronics, accounted for approximately 12% of net revenues in fiscal year 2010 and fiscal 2009. Distributors are not end customers, but rather serve as a channel of sale to many end users of the Company's products. Samsung accounted for approximately 12% of net revenues in fiscal year 2010, and no other single customer accounted for more than 10% of revenue in fiscal year 2010. No single customer accounted for more than 10% of net revenues in fiscal year 2008. No single product accounted for more than 10% of net revenues in fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008. Based on customers' ship-to locations, international sales accounted for approximately 85%, 82% and 81% of net revenues in fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. See Note 16, "Segment Information" in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements accompanying this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 

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Backlog
 
At June 26, 2010 and June 27, 2009, our current quarter backlog was approximately $614 million and $278 million, respectively. We include in our backlog orders with customer request dates within the next 3 months. As is customary in the semiconductor industry, these orders may be canceled in most cases without penalty to the customers. In addition, our backlog includes orders from domestic distributors for which revenues are not recognized until the products are sold by the distributors. Accordingly, we believe that our backlog at any time should not be used as a measure of future revenues. All backlog numbers have been adjusted for estimated future U.S. distribution ship and debit pricing adjustments. Please refer to the Risk Factor titled “Incorrect forecasts, reductions, cancellations or delays in orders for our products could adversely affect our results or operations” for the risks associated with backlog.
 
Research and Development
 
We believe that research and development is critical to our future success. Objectives for the research and development function include:
 
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product definition and development of proprietary products;
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design of parts for high yield and reliability;
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development of, and access to, manufacturing processes and advanced packaging; and
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development of hardware and software to support the acceptance and design-in of our products in the end customer's system.
 
Our research and development plans require engineering talent and tools for process technologies, test development, packaging development, product definition, electronic design automation ("EDA"), circuit design, software development and applications support. Research and development expenses were approximately $474.7 million, $520.2 million and $579.3 million in fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. See "Research and Development" under Item 7, Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, for more information.
 
Competition
 
The mixed signal analog integrated circuit industry is intensely competitive, and virtually all major semiconductor companies presently compete with, or conceivably could compete with, some portion of our business.
We believe the principal elements of competition include:
 
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technical innovation, service and support;
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time to market;
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product performance and features;
•    
quality and reliability;
•    
product pricing and delivery capabilities;
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customized design and applications;
•    
business relationship with customers; and
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manufacturing competence and inventory management.
 
Our principal competitors include, but are not limited to, Texas Instruments Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., Intersil Corporation, Linear Technology Corporation, and National Semiconductor Corporation. In addition, we expect increased competition in the future from other emerging and established companies. For further description of competitive factors that may affect our future business, please refer to the section entitled "Our Operating Results May Be Adversely Affected by Increasing Competition" contained in Part I, Item 1A of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
Patents, Licenses, and Other Intellectual Property Rights
 
We rely upon both know-how and patents to develop and maintain our competitive position. There can be no assurance that others will not develop or patent similar technology or reverse engineer our products or that the confidentiality agreements with employees, consultants, silicon foundries and other suppliers and vendors will be adequate to protect our interests. Our products interface with other products, which may require us to obtain licenses that we do not have.
 

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We hold and pursue intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and trade secrets as appropriate for our markets and technologies. It is our policy to seek patent protection for significant inventions that may be patented, though we may elect, in appropriate cases, not to seek patent protection even for significant inventions if other protection, such as maintaining the invention as a trade secret, is considered more advantageous. In addition, we have registered certain of our mask sets under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984, as amended. We hold a number of patents worldwide with expiration dates ranging from 2010 to 2030. We have also registered several of our trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in foreign jurisdictions. Likewise, we have registered for and received certain copyrights.
 
There can be no assurance that any patent will be issued on pending applications or that any patent issued will provide substantive protection for the technology or product covered by it.
 
Employees
 
As of June 26, 2010, we employed approximately 9,200 people of whom approximately 4,500  were employed in the United States and approximately 4,700 were employed outside the United States. We consider our employee relations worldwide to be favorable.
 
Environmental Regulations
 
To date, our compliance with foreign, federal, state and local laws and regulations that have been enacted to regulate the environment has not had a material adverse effect on our capital expenditures, earnings, competitive or financial position. However, we could be subject to fines, suspension of production, alteration of our manufacturing processes or cessation of our operations if we fail to comply with present or future statutes and regulations governing the use, storage, handling, discharge or disposal of toxic, volatile or otherwise hazardous materials used in our manufacturing processes.
 
Executive Officers
 
For information regarding our current executive officers, please see Part III, Item 10 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
 
The following risk factors and other information included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K should be carefully considered. The risks and uncertainties described below are not the only ones we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we presently deem less significant may also impair our business operations. Please also see the introductory section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" for additional discussion regarding forward-looking statements. If any of the events or circumstances described in the following risk factors actually occurs, our business, operating results, and financial condition could be materially adversely affected.
 
Cyclicality in the semiconductor industry may adversely affect our results of operations
 
The semiconductor industry historically has been cyclical and subject to significant and often rapid increases and decreases in demand for products and services. These changes could have adverse effects on our results of operations and on the market price of our common stock. The results of our operations may be adversely affected in the future if demand for our products and services decreases or if we are unable to meet an increase in demand without significantly increasing the lead-time for the delivery of our products and services.
 
Incorrect forecasts, reductions, cancellations or delays in orders for our products could adversely affect our results or operations
 
As is customary in the semiconductor industry, customer orders may be canceled in most cases without penalty to the customers. Some customers place orders that require us to manufacture products and have available for shipment, even though the customer may be unwilling to make a binding commitment to purchase all, or even any, of the products. In other cases, we manufacture product based on forecasts of customer demands. As a result, we may incur inventory and manufacturing costs in advance of anticipated sales and are subject to the risk of cancellations of orders, potentially leading to an initial inflation of backlog followed by a sharp reduction. In addition, our backlog includes orders from domestic distributors for which revenues are not recognized until the ordered products are sold by the distributors. When combined with the risks of order cancellation, our backlog cannot be used as a measure of future revenue. Furthermore, orders or forecasts may be for products that meet the customer's unique requirements so that those cancelled or unrealized orders would, in addition, result in an inventory of unsaleable products, causing potential inventory write-offs. As a result of lengthy manufacturing cycles for certain of the products, the amount of unsaleable products could be substantial. As a result, incorrect forecasts, or reductions, cancellations or delays in orders for our products

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could adversely affect our operating results.
 
Our operating results may be adversely affected by unfavorable economic and market conditions
 
The current economic environment could subject us to increased credit risk should customers be unable to pay us, or delay paying us, for previously purchased products. Accordingly, reserves for doubtful accounts and write-offs of accounts receivable may increase. In addition, weakness in the market for end users of our products could harm the cash flow of our distributors and resellers who could then delay paying their obligations to us or experience other financial difficulties. This would further increase our credit risk exposure and, potentially, cause delays in our recognition of revenue on sales to these customers.
 
If global economic and market conditions, or economic conditions in the United States or other key markets, deteriorate, we may experience material adverse effects on our business, operating results, and financial condition
 
We may encounter difficulties in operating a newly implemented enterprise resource planning system, which may adversely affect our operations and financial reporting
 
We implemented a new enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) system in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010 as part of our ongoing efforts to improve and strengthen our operational and financial processes and our reporting systems. Any difficulties in the operation of our current ERP system could cause us to fail to meet customer demand for our product or could delay our ability to meet our financial reporting obligations which, in turn, could materially adversely affect our results of operations.
 
Political conditions could materially affect our revenues and results of operations
 
We are subject to the political and legal risks inherent in international operations. Exposure to political instabilities, different business policies and legal standards could impact economic activity, which in turn, could lead to a contraction of customer demand or a disruption in our operations. We have been affected by these problems in the past, but none have materially affected our results of operations to date. Problems in the future or not-yet-materialized consequences of past problems, could affect deliveries of our product to our customers, possibly resulting in substantially delayed or lost sales and/or increased expenses that could materially adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.
 
Our quarterly operating results may fluctuate, which could adversely impact our common stock price
 
We believe that period-to-period comparisons of our results of operations are not necessarily meaningful and should not be relied upon as indicators of future performance. Our operating results have in the past, and will continue to be, subject to quarterly fluctuations as a result of numerous factors, some of which may contribute to more pronounced fluctuations in an uncertain global economic environment. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
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Fluctuations in demand for our products and services, in part due to changes in general economic conditions and specific economic conditions in the semiconductor industry;
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Reduced visibility into our customers' spending plans and associated revenue;
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The level of price and product competition in our product markets;
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The impact of the current uncertain economic and credit environment on our customers, channel partners, and suppliers, including their ability to obtain financing or to fund capital expenditures;
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The overall movement toward industry consolidations among our customers and competitors;
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Market acceptance of new products and product enhancements;
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Announcements and introductions of new products by us or our competitors;
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Deferrals of customer orders in anticipation of new products or product enhancements (introduced by us or our competitors);
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Our ability to meet increases in customer orders in a timely manner;
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Our ability to develop, introduce, and market new products and enhancements in a timely manner; and
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Our levels of operating expenses.
 
Our products may fail to meet new industry standards or requirements and the efforts to meet such industry standards or requirements could be costly
 
Many of our products are based on industry standards that are continually evolving. Our ability to compete in the future will depend on our ability to identify and ensure compliance with these evolving industry standards. The emergence of new industry standards could render our products incompatible with products developed by major systems manufacturers. As a result, we could

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be required to invest significant time and effort and to incur significant expense to redesign our products to ensure compliance with relevant standards. If our products are not in compliance with prevailing industry standards or requirements, we could miss opportunities to achieve crucial design wins which in turn could have a material adverse effect on our business, operations and financial results.
 
Our manufacturing operations may be interrupted or suffer yield problems
 
Given the nature of our products, it would be very time consuming, difficult, and costly to arrange for new manufacturing facilities to supply such products. Any prolonged inability to utilize one of our manufacturing facilities or a third party foundry, due to damages resulting from fire, natural disaster, or unavailability of electric power, would have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
 
The manufacture and design of integrated circuits is highly complex. We may experience manufacturing problems in achieving acceptable yields or experience product delivery delays in the future as a result of, among other things, capacity constraints, equipment malfunctioning, construction delays, upgrading or expanding existing facilities or changing our process technologies, any of which could result in a loss of future revenues or increases in fixed costs. To the extent we do not achieve acceptable manufacturing yields or there are delays in wafer fabrication, our results of operations could be adversely affected.  In addition, operating expenses related to increases in production capacity may adversely affect our operating results if revenues do not increase proportionately.
 
Any difficulties encountered in connection with our restructured international sales operation may adversely affect our results of operations and financial results
 
During our fiscal year 2010, we restructured and concentrated our international sales operations into Ireland. Any difficulties encountered in the transition to or conduct of such restructured international sales operation may adversely affect our international sales efforts. Any such difficulties could materially adversely affect our results of operations and financial results.
 
Our independent distributors and sales representatives may terminate their relationship with us or fail to make payments on outstanding accounts receivable to us, which would affect our financial results
 
A portion of our sales is realized through independent electronics distributors that are not under our control. These independent sales organizations generally represent product lines offered by several companies and thus could reduce their sales efforts applied to our products or terminate their representation of us. We generally require foreign distributors to provide a letter of credit to us in an amount equal to the credit limit set for accounts receivable from such foreign distributors. The letter of credit provides for collection on accounts receivable from the foreign distributor should the foreign distributor default on their accounts receivable to us. Where credit limits have been established above the amount of the letter of credit, we are exposed for the difference. We do not require letters of credit from any of our domestic distributors and are not protected against accounts receivable default or bankruptcy by these distributors. The inability to collect open accounts receivable could adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition. Termination of a significant distributor, whether at our or the distributor's initiative, could be disruptive to our current business.
 
Our operating results may be adversely affected by increasing competition
 
We experience intense competition from a number of companies, some of which have significantly greater financial, manufacturing, and marketing resources than us while others have greater technical resources and proprietary intellectual property rights than us. The principal elements of competition include product performance, functional value, quality and reliability, technical service and support, price, diversity of product line and delivery capabilities. We believe we compete favorably with respect to these factors, although we may be at a disadvantage in comparison to larger companies with broader product lines and greater technical service and support capabilities. We cannot assure you that we will be able to compete successfully in the future against existing or new competitors or that our operating results will not be adversely affected by increased competition.
 
Our dependence on assembly and test subcontractors may cause delays beyond our control in delivering products to our customers
 
We rely on assembly and CSP packaging subcontractors located in various parts of the world to separate wafers into individual integrated circuits and to package them. None of the assembly subcontractors we currently use are affiliated with us. Reliability problems experienced by our assemblers or the inability to replace an assembly subcontractor could cause serious problems in delivery and quality resulting in potential product liability to us. Such problems could impair our ability to meet our revenue plan

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in the fiscal period impacted by the disruption. Failure to meet the revenue plan may materially adversely impact our results of operations. (For more information on subcontractor locations, please see Item 1. Business - Manufacturing)
 
Any disruptions in our sort, assembly, test or shipping operations or in the operations of our manufacturing subcontractors, including, but not limited to, the inability or unwillingness of any of our subcontractors to produce adequate supplies of processed wafers, integrated circuit packages or tested product conforming to our quality standards or their inability to provide timely delivery of products or services required by us, could adversely affect the continuity of product supply as well as damage our reputation, relationship and goodwill with customers. This, in turn, could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations. Furthermore, finding alternate sources of supply or initiating internal wafer processing for these products may not be economically feasible.
 
Shortage of raw materials or supply disruption of such raw materials could harm our business
 
The semiconductor industry has experienced a very large expansion of fabrication capacity and production worldwide over time. As a result of increasing demand from semiconductor, solar and other manufacturers, availability of certain basic materials and supplies, such as raw wafers and silicon on insulator wafers, chemicals, gases, polysilicon, silicon wafers, ultra-pure metals, lead frames and molding compounds, and of subcontract services, like epitaxial growth, ion implantation and assembly of integrated circuits into packages, has been limited from time to time over the past several years, and could come into short supply again if overall industry demand exceeds the supply of these materials and services in the future.
 
We purchase materials and supplies from many suppliers, some of which are sole-sourced. If the availability of these materials and supplies is interrupted, we may not be able to find suitable replacements. In addition, from time to time natural disasters can lead to a shortage of some of the above materials due to disruption of the manufacturer's production. We devote continuous efforts to maintain availability of all required materials, supplies and subcontract services. However, we do not have long-term agreements providing for all of these materials, supplies and services, and shortages could occur as a result of capacity limitations or production constraints on suppliers that could have a material adverse effect on our ability to achieve our production requirements.
 
Environmental liabilities could force us to expend significant capital and incur substantial costs
 
Various foreign and United States federal, state, and local government agencies impose a variety of environmental regulations on the storage, handling, use, discharge and disposal of certain chemicals, gases and other substances used or produced in the semiconductor manufacturing process. There can be no assurance, however, that interpretation and enforcement of current or future environmental regulations will not impose costly requirements upon us. Any failure by us to not adequately control the storage, handling, use, discharge or disposal of regulated substances could result in fines, suspension of production, alteration of wafer fabrication processes and legal liability, which may materially adversely impact our financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.
 
We may be unable to adequately protect our proprietary rights, which may impact our ability to compete effectively
 
We rely upon know-how, trade secrets, and patents to develop and maintain our competitive position. There can be no assurance that others will not develop or patent similar technology, reverse engineer our products or that the confidentiality agreements upon which we rely will be adequate to protect our interests. Moreover, the laws of foreign countries generally do not protect proprietary rights to the same extent as the United States, and we may encounter problems in protecting our proprietary rights in those foreign countries. Other companies have obtained patents covering a variety of semiconductor designs and processes, and we might be required to obtain licenses under some of these patents or be precluded from making and selling the infringing products, if these patents are found to be valid. There can be no assurance that we would be able to obtain licenses, if required, upon commercially reasonable terms or at all.
 
From time to time, we have received, and in the future may receive, notice of claims of infringement by our products on intellectual property rights of third parties. If one or more of our products or processes were determined to infringe on any such intellectual property rights of a third party, a court might enjoin us from further manufacture and/or sale of the affected products. We would then need to obtain a license from the holders of the rights and/or to re-engineer our products or processes in such a way as to avoid the alleged infringement. In the past, it has been common in the semiconductor industry for patent holders to offer licenses on reasonable terms and rates. Although the practice of offering licenses appears to be generally continuing, in some situations, typically where the patent directly relates to a specific product or family of products, patent holders have refused to grant licenses. In any of those cases, there can be no assurance that we would be able to obtain any necessary license on commercially reasonable terms acceptable to us, if at all, or that we would be able to re-engineer our products or processes to avoid infringement. An adverse result in litigation arising from such a claim could involve an injunction to prevent the sales of a material portion of our products,

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the reduction or elimination of the value of related inventories and the assessment of a substantial monetary award for damages related to past sales, all of which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.
 
We may experience losses related to intellectual property indemnity claims
 
We provide intellectual property indemnification for certain customers, distributors, suppliers and subcontractors for attorney fees and damages and costs awarded against these parties in certain circumstances in which our products are alleged to infringe third party intellectual property rights, including patents, registered trademarks and copyrights. In certain cases, there are limits on and exceptions to our potential liability for indemnification relating to intellectual property infringement claims. We cannot estimate the amount of potential future payments, if any, that we might be required to make as a result of these agreements. To date, we have not been required to pay significant amounts for intellectual property indemnification claims. However, there can be no assurance that we will not have significant financial exposure under those intellectual property indemnification obligations.
 
We are a party to a purported class action securities litigation arising out of our past stock option granting practices the outcome of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows
 
A purported class action securities lawsuit is pending against the Company, its former chief executive officer (now deceased), its former chief financial officer, and its former treasurer, in connection with the Company's past stock option grant practices. Although the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has preliminarily approved a proposed settlement of this lawsuit pursuant to which the Company paid $173 million into an escrow account, the settlement is still subject to a final hearing.  In the event the Court does not approve the proposed settlement, the eventual outcome of the lawsuit could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows for a particular period as well as the trading price for our securities. 
 
Litigation is also time-consuming, expensive and disruptive to our normal business operations, and outcomes are difficult to predict. The defense of this lawsuit has resulted and will continue to result in significant legal expenditures and diversion of our management's time and attention from business operations.
 
For further discussion on legal matters see "Legal Proceedings" in Part I, Item 3 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
Business interruptions from natural disasters could harm our business
 
We operate our business in worldwide locations. Some of our facilities and those of our subcontractors are located in geologically unstable areas of the world and are susceptible to damage from natural disasters. In the event of a natural disaster, we may suffer a disruption in our operations which could adversely affect our results of operations.
 
Our financial condition, operations and liquidity may be materially adversely affected in the event of a catastrophic loss for which we are self-insured
 
We are primarily self-insured with respect to many of our commercial risks and exposures. Based on management's assessment and judgment, we have determined that it is generally more cost effective to self-insure these risks. The risks and exposures we self-insure include, but are not limited to, fire, property and casualty, natural disasters, product defects, political risk, general liability, theft, counterfeits, patent infringement, certain employment practice matters and medical benefits for many of our domestic (United States) employees. We also maintain insurance contracts with independent insurance companies that provide certain of our employees with health (medical and dental) benefits, worker's compensation coverage, long-term disability income coverage, life insurance coverage and fiduciary insurance coverage for employee and Company funds invested under the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act. In addition, we maintain officer and director liability coverage and certain property insurance contracts with independent insurance companies. Should there be catastrophic loss from events such as fires, explosions or earthquakes or other natural disasters, among many other risks, or adverse court or similar decisions in any area in which we are self-insured, our financial condition, results of operations and liquidity may be materially adversely affected.
 
Limitations in manufacturing capacity or delays in lead-time for delivery of products could adversely affect our future growth opportunities and results of operations
 
Our ability to successfully realize revenue growth relative to any future increase in customer demands for our products could be limited by our manufacturing capacity and other supply constraints. Our results of operations may be adversely affected if we fail to meet such increase in demand for our products without significantly increasing the lead-time required for our delivery of such products. During the past two quarters we have not had the manufacturing capacity to meet customer demand and we anticipate

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that we will continue to lack such capacity for the foreseeable future. In addition, any significant increase in the lead-time for delivery of products may negatively affect our customer relationships, reputation as a dependable supplier of products and ability to obtain future design wins, while potentially increasing order cancellations, aged, unsaleable or otherwise unrealized backlog that no longer could serve as an indicator of future revenue, and the likelihood of our breach of supply agreement terms. Any one of the foregoing factors could negatively affect our future revenue growth and results of operations.
 
We are subject to warranty claims and product liability
 
We face an inherent risk of exposure to product liability suits in connection with reliability problems which may be experienced by our customers. Our products are used by varying industries which include the transportation and medical industries. Failure of our products to perform to specifications could lead to substantial damage to both the end product in which our device has been placed and to the user of such end product. If a product liability claim is brought against us, the cost of defending the claim could be significant and any adverse determination could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.
 
We manufacture and sell products into many global jurisdictions where our efforts to contractually limit liability for certain damages, including consequential, indirect and non-proximately caused damages may not be enforceable or may be found by a court to not apply in a particular situation. As we continue to partner with certain customers we may be required to accept increasing exposure for liability including product liability. We believe these relationships with key customers will continue to increase. We continue to attempt to structure our customer relationships to reduce such liability exposures. Damages for such liability claims could materially adversely impact the Company financially. Should we choose to not enter into such relationships, our revenues and financial operations could be materially adversely affected.
 
We may be liable for additional production costs and lost revenues to certain customers with whom we have entered into customer supply agreements, if we are unable to provide a specific part at a certain quantity and product quality
 
We enter into contracts with certain customers whereby we commit to supply quantities of specified parts at a predetermined scheduled delivery date. The number of such arrangements continues to increase as this practice becomes more commonplace. Should we be unable to supply the customer with the specific part at the quantity and product quality desired on the scheduled delivery date, the customer may incur additional production costs. In addition, the customer may incur lost revenues due to a delay in receiving the parts necessary to have the end-product ready for sale to its customers or due to product quality issues which may arise. Under the customer supply agreements, we may be liable for direct additional production costs or lost revenues. If products were not shipped on time or were quality deficient, we may be liable for penalties and resulting damages. Such liability, should it arise, and/or our inability to meet these commitments to our customers may have a material adverse impact on our results of operations and financial condition and could damage our relationship, reputation and goodwill with the affected customers.
 
We may pursue acquisitions and investments that could harm our operating results and may disrupt our business
 
We have made and will continue to consider making strategic business investments, alliances and acquisitions we consider necessary to gain access to key technologies that we believe will augment our existing technical capability and support our business model objectives. Acquisitions, alliances and investments involve risks and uncertainties that may unfavorably impact our future financial performance. If integration of our acquired businesses is not successful, we may not realize the potential benefits of an acquisition or suffer other adverse effects that we currently do not foresee. We must implement our technology systems in the acquired operations and effectively integrate the different cultures of acquired business organizations into our own. We may also need to enter new markets in which we have no or limited experience and where competitors in such markets have stronger market positions.
 
Any of the foregoing, and other factors, could harm our ability to achieve anticipated levels of profitability from acquired businesses or to realize other anticipated benefits of acquisitions. In addition, because acquisitions of high technology companies are inherently risky, no assurance can be given that our previous or future acquisitions will be successful and will not adversely affect our business, operating results, or financial condition.
 
If we fail to enter into future vendor managed inventory arrangements or fail to supply the specific product or quantity under such arrangements, the results of our operations and financial condition may be materially adversely impacted
 
We enter into arrangements with certain original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") and Electronic Manufacturing Services ("EMS") partners to consign quantities of certain products within close proximity of the OEMs and EMS partners' manufacturing location. The inventory is physically segregated at these locations and we retain title and risk of loss related to this inventory until such time as the OEM or EMS partner pulls the inventory for use in their manufacturing process. Once the inventory is pulled by the OEM or EMS partner, title and risk of loss pass to the customer, at which point we relieve inventory, recognize revenue and

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the related cost of goods sold. The specific quantities to be consigned are based on a forecast provided by the OEM or EMS partner. Generally, the arrangements with the OEMs and EMS partners provide for transfer of title and risk of loss once product has been consigned for a certain length of time.
 
We believe these arrangements will continue to grow in terms of number of customers and products and will increase in proportion to consolidated net revenues. It is our belief that revenues from such arrangement will eventually become significant to consolidated net revenues. Should we be unable or unwilling to enter into such agreements as requested by OEMs or EMS partners, our results of operations may be materially adversely impacted. Should we be unable to supply the specific product and quantity needed by the OEM or EMS partner as reflected in their forecast, we may be liable for damages, including but not limited to, lost revenues and increased production costs which could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations and financial condition. Should we supply product in excess of the OEMs or EMS partners actual usage, any inventory not consumed may become excess or obsolete which would result in an inventory write off that could materially adversely affect our results of operations.
 
Our stock price may be volatile
 
The market price of our common stock has fluctuated significantly. In the future, the market price of our common stock could be subject to significant fluctuations due to general economic and market conditions and in response to quarter-to-quarter variations including but not limited to the following:
 
•    
our anticipated or actual result of operations;
•    
announcements or introductions of new products by us or our competitors;
•    
anticipated or actual operating results of our customers, peers or competitors;
•    
technological innovations or setbacks by us or our competitors;
•    
conditions in our four major markets;
•    
the commencement or outcome of litigation or governmental investigations;
•    
change in ratings and estimates of our performance by securities analysts;
•    
announcements of merger or acquisition transactions;
•    
dividend changes;
•    
changes in our capital structure, including any decision we make in regard to the repurchase of our common stock;
•    
management changes;
•    
supply constraints;
•    
semiconductor industry cyclicality;
•    
our inclusion in certain stock indices,
•    
our ability to maintain compliance with the SEC reporting requirements; and
•    
other events or factors beyond our control.
 
The stock market in recent years has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that have affected the market prices of many high technology companies, particularly semiconductor companies. In some instances, these fluctuations appear to have been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of the affected companies. Any such fluctuation could harm the market price of our common stock.
 
Our ability to service our debt obligations, including $300 million of senior unsecured notes, requires sufficient cash flow from our future operations
In June 2010, the Company issued $300 million in senior, unsecured debt due in 2013 with an effective interest rate of 3.49%. Interest is payable semi-annually on December 14 and June 14.  The debt indenture includes covenants that limit the Company's ability to grant liens on its facilities and to enter into sale and leaseback transactions, which could limit the Company's ability to secure debt funding in the future, if needed.  In circumstances involving a change of control of the Company followed by a downgrade of the rating of the Company's notes, the Company would be required to make an offer to repurchase these notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Company's ability to repurchase the notes in such events may be limited by the Company's then-available financial resources or by the terms of other agreements to which the Company is a party. Although the Company currently has the funds necessary to retire this debt, funds might not be available to repay the notes when they come due in the future. 
 
If the Company fails to pay interest when due, or to repay the notes when due or materially breaches other loan covenants, it would constitute an event of default under the indenture governing the notes which, in turn, may also constitute an event of default under other obligations of the Company. Any event of default under the indenture or other obligations of the Company and any additional obligations and restrictions imposed as a result thereof could negatively impact our financial results.

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Our financial results may be adversely affected by increased tax rates and exposure to additional tax liabilities
A number of factors may increase our future effective tax rates, including:
 
•    
the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed;
•    
recent changes in our global structure that involve an increased investment in technology outside of the United States to better align asset ownership and business functions with revenues and profits;
•    
the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities;
•    
changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities;
•    
adjustments to estimated taxes upon finalization of various tax returns;
•    
increases in expenses not deductible for tax purposes, including impairments of goodwill in connection with acquisitions;
•    
changes in available tax credits;
•    
changes in share-based compensation;
•    
changes in tax laws or the interpretation of such tax laws, and changes in generally accepted accounting principles; and
•    
the repatriation of non-U.S. earnings for which we have not previously provided for U.S. taxes.
 
We are subject to taxation in various countries and jurisdictions. Significant judgment is required to determine tax liabilities on a worldwide basis. Our future tax rates could be affected by various changes in the composition of earnings in countries with different tax rates, changes in our global structure, changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities, or changes in the tax laws. Any significant increase in our future effective tax rates could reduce net income for future periods and may have a material adverse impact on our results of operations.
 
Potential Income Tax Liabilities under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code and Other Payroll Taxes
 
In the past, a number of our outstanding stock option awards were granted at exercise prices below the fair market value of our stock on the appropriate accounting measurement date. Many of these options are potentially subject to option holder excise tax under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (and, as applicable, similar excise taxes under state law or foreign law). In fiscal year 2008, we took action to cure certain options from exposure under Section 409A. However, there can be no assurance that such action cured all potential circumstances in which Section 409A would apply. Should it be determined that excise taxes under Section 409A were to apply and we decide to reimburse option holders for such taxes, our results of operations may be materially adversely affected. Also we have determined that certain payroll taxes, interest and penalties may apply under various sections of the Internal Revenue Code, various state tax statutes, and tax statutes in various foreign jurisdictions. Maxim has reviewed these potential liabilities and accrued the estimated probable amount of the liability. There can be no assurance that our accruals covered all potential circumstances in which additional payroll taxes, interest and penalties would apply. Should it be found that additional payroll taxes, interest and penalties would apply, our results of operations may be materially adversely affected.
 
We may be materially adversely affected by currency fluctuations or changes in trade policies
 
We conduct our manufacturing and other operations in various worldwide locations. A portion of operating costs and expenses at foreign locations are paid in local currencies. Many of the materials used in our products and much of the manufacturing process for our products are supplied by foreign companies or by our foreign operations, such as our test operations in the Philippines and Thailand. Approximately 85%, 82% and 81% of our net revenues in fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively, were shipped to foreign locations. Accordingly, both manufacturing and sales of our products may be adversely affected by political or economic conditions abroad. In addition, various forms of protectionist trade legislation are routinely proposed in the United States and certain foreign countries. A change in current tariff structures or other trade policies could adversely affect our foreign manufacturing or marketing strategies. Currency exchange fluctuations could also decrease revenue and increase our operating costs and the cost of components manufactured abroad, and the cost of our products to foreign customers or decrease the costs of products from our foreign competitors.
 
We are subject to U.S. Customs and Export Regulations
 
We are subject to U.S. Customs and Export Regulations, including U.S. International Traffic and Arms Regulations and similar laws, which collectively control import, export and sale of technologies by U.S. companies. Failure to comply with such regulations may result in civil and criminal enforcement, including monetary fines and possible injunctions against shipment of product, which could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations and financial condition.
 

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If we fail to attract and retain qualified personnel, our business may be harmed
 
Our success depends to a significant extent upon the continued service of our chief executive officer, our other executive officers, and key management and technical personnel, particularly our experienced engineers and business unit managers, and on our ability to continue to attract, retain, and motivate qualified personnel. The loss of the services of one or several of our executive officers could have a material adverse effect on us. In addition, there could be a material adverse effect on us should the turnover rates for engineers and other key personnel increase significantly or should we be unable to continue to attract, motivate and retain qualified personnel. Should we lose an engineer who is key to a project's completion during the course of a particular project, the project's completion may be delayed. This delay could negatively affect customer relationships and goodwill and could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.
 
Our certificate of incorporation contains certain anti-takeover provisions that may discourage, delay or prevent a hostile change in control of our Company
 
Our certificate of incorporation permits our Board of Directors to authorize the issuance of up to 2,000,000 shares of preferred stock and to determine the rights, preferences and privileges and restrictions applicable to such shares without any further vote or action by our stockholders. Any such issuance might discourage, delay or prevent a hostile change in control of our Company.
 
ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
 
None.
 
ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
 
Our headquarters is located in Sunnyvale, California. Manufacturing and other operations are conducted in several locations worldwide. The following table provides certain information regarding our principal owned general offices and manufacturing facilities at June 26, 2010:
 

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Owned Property Location
Use(s)
Approximate
Floor Space
(sq. ft.)
 
 
 
Sunnyvale, California
Corporate headquarters, office space, engineering, administration, and other
342,000
 
 
 
 
San Jose, California
Wafer fabrication, office space and administration
78,000
 
 
 
 
N. Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Engineering, office space and administration
30,000
 
 
 
 
Beaverton, Oregon
Wafer fabrication, engineering, office space and administration
222,000
 
 
 
 
Hillsboro, Oregon
Engineering, manufacturing, office space and administration
325,000
 
 
 
 
Dallas, Texas
Office space, engineering, manufacturing, administration, warehousing, shipping and other
617,000
 
 
 
 
Irving, Texas
Wafer fabrication space, office space and administration
624,473
 
 
 
 
San Antonio, Texas
Wafer fabrication, office space and administration
381,000
 
 
 
 
Cavite, the Philippines
Manufacturing, engineering, administration, office space, shipping and other
237,000
 
 
 
 
Batangas, the Philippines
Manufacturing, engineering, office space and other
78,000
 
 
 
 
Chonburi Province, Thailand
Manufacturing, engineering, administration, office space, customer service, shipping and other
144,000
 
 
 
 
Chandler, Arizona
Office space and engineering
18,200
 
 
The Irving, Texas facility is not currently operational.
 
In addition to the property listed in the above table, we also lease sales, engineering and manufacturing offices and other premises at various locations throughout the world under operating leases, none of which are material to our future cash flows. These leases expire at various dates through 2016. We anticipate no difficulty in retaining occupancy of any of our manufacturing, office or sales facilities through lease renewals prior to expiration or through month-to-month occupancy or in replacing them with equivalent facilities.
 
We expect these facilities to be adequate for our business purposes through at least the next 12 months.
 

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ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
Stock Option Litigation
 
Beginning on or about May 22, 2006, several derivative actions were filed against certain current and former executive officers and directors of the Company. These derivative lawsuits were filed in: (1) the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, as In re Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Derivative Litigation, Lead Case No. 5:06-cv-03344-JW, which consolidates McKinney v. Beck, et al. (Case No. 06-3344) and Horkay v. Beck, et al. (Case No. 06-3395), City of Pontiac Policemen's and Firemen's Retirement System v. Hood, et al. (Case No. 06-03754) and Corey v. Gifford, et al. (Case No. 06-03755); (2) the California Superior Court, Santa Clara County, as Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension & Relief Fund v. Gifford et al. (Case No. 1-06-CV-065626); and (3) the Delaware Court of Chancery, as Ryan v. Gifford, et al. (Case No. Civ 2213-N). The complaints alleged, among other things, that certain of the Company's current and former executive officers and directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company by engaging in alleged wrongful conduct of back-dating stock options as well as violating Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder. The Company was named solely as a nominal defendant against whom the plaintiffs sought no recovery.
 
The parties to the derivative litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery entered into a stipulated settlement agreement on September 16, 2008, conditioned upon final approval by the Delaware Court of Chancery, and subject to enforcement of the final judgment in Delaware approving the settlement to obtain dismissals of all other pending derivative lawsuits in California. On January 2, 2009, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a Memorandum Opinion approving the settlement in the Ryan, et al. vs. Gifford, et al. action and entered a Final Order and Judgment. The time for appeal of the Final Order and Judgment expired on February 2, 2009, with no party appealing any aspect of the Delaware Final Order and Judgment. All derivative actions pending in the California Superior Court have since been dismissed, with prejudice. All preconditions to distribution of the Delaware settlement proceeds in escrow on behalf of Maxim were met and the net settlement proceeds of $18.9 million were received on September 10, 2009. The Company recognized an increase to additional paid in capital of $2.5 million related to excess gains while the remainder of the proceeds of $16.4 million was recorded as a reduction in Other operating expenses, net.
 
On February 6, 2008, a putative class action complaint was filed against the Company, its former chief executive officer, now deceased, and its former chief financial officer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint, brought on behalf of a putative class of Maxim stockholders who purchased or otherwise acquired their shares between April 29, 2003 and January 17, 2008, asserted claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in connection with alleged misrepresentations and omissions concerning the Company's stock option accounting practices. On May 15, 2008, the Court appointed the Cobb County Government Employees Pension Plan, the DeKalb County Pension Plan and the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System as co-lead plaintiffs (collectively, "Lead Plaintiffs") and Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP and Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP as co-lead counsel.
 
On May 3, 2010, Lead Plaintiffs and the Company entered into a memorandum of understanding reflecting an agreement in principle to settle all claims asserted against all defendants in the action, which provided for the payment of $173 million in cash by the Company.  In connection with this memorandum of understanding, the Company recorded a charge for the three and nine months ended March 27, 2010, to accrue the $173 million settlement amount, which has been recorded in Other operating expenses, net in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and in Accrual for litigation settlement in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. On June 18, 2010, Lead Plaintiffs and the Company entered into, and Lead Plaintiffs filed with the Court, a formal stipulation of settlement memorializing the agreement to settle all claims against all defendants in the action.
 
On July 14, 2010, the Court entered an order preliminarily approving the settlement, which remains subject to notice to the putative class and final approval by the Court. Pending further order of the Court, litigation activity in the action has been stayed, and all hearings, deadlines and other proceedings in the action, other than the final approval hearing, which is scheduled for September 27, 2010, have been taken off the calendar. On July 23, 2010, the Company paid the $173 million settlement amount into an escrow fund in accordance with the terms of the settlement.
 
Other Legal Proceedings
 
In addition to the above proceedings, the Company is subject to other legal proceedings and claims that arise in the normal course of the Company's business. The Company does not believe that the ultimate outcome of such matters arising in the normal course of business will have a material adverse effect on the financial position, results of operations or cash flows of the Company. 
 

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Indemnifications
 
The Company indemnifies certain customers, distributors, suppliers and subcontractors for attorney fees, damages and costs awarded against such parties in certain circumstances in which the Company's products are alleged to infringe third party intellectual property rights, including patents, registered trademarks or copyrights. The terms of the Company's indemnification obligations are generally perpetual from the effective date of the agreement. In certain cases, there are limits on and exceptions to the Company's potential liability for indemnification relating to intellectual property infringement claims.
 
Legal Fees Associated with Indemnification Obligations, Defense and Other Related Costs
 
Pursuant to the Company's charter documents and indemnification agreements, the Company has certain indemnification obligations to its officers, directors and certain former officers and directors. More specifically, the Company has separate written indemnification agreements with its current and former executive officers and directors as well as with its director of internal audit. Pursuant to such obligations, the Company has incurred expenses related to legal fees and expenses to certain former officers of the Company who are subject to pending civil suits and civil charges by the SEC and other governmental agencies in connection with Maxim's historical stock option granting practices. The Company expenses such amounts as incurred.
 
ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
 
None.
 
PART II
 
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
 
Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market ("NASDAQ"), under the symbol, MXIM. At July 31, 2010, there were 997 stockholders of record of our common stock.
 
The following table sets forth the range of the high and low closing prices by quarter for fiscal years 2010 and 2009:
 
 
High
 
Low
Fiscal Year 2010
 
 
 
     First Quarter
$19.31
 
$15.17
     Second Quarter
$20.87
 
$16.67
     Third Quarter
$20.59
 
$17.41
     Fourth Quarter
$21.27
 
$16.66
 
 
 
 
 
High
 
Low
Fiscal Year 2009
 
 
 
     First Quarter
$22.20 
 
$17.54 
     Second Quarter
$18.10 
 
$10.75 
     Third Quarter
$14.11 
 
$10.98 
     Fourth Quarter
$16.74 
 
$13.21 
 
The following table sets forth the dividends paid per share for fiscal years 2010 and 2009:
 
 
Fiscal Years
 
2010
 
2009
 
 
 
 
First Quarter
$
0.200
 
 
$
0.200
 
Second Quarter
$
0.200
 
 
$
0.200
 
Third Quarter
$
0.200
 
 
$
0.200
 
Fourth Quarter
$
0.200
 
 
$
0.200
 

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Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
The following table summarizes the activity related to stock repurchases for the three months ended June 26, 2010
 
 
Issuer Repurchases of Equity Securities
 
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased
 
Weighted Average Price Paid per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
 
Maximum Amount That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs
Mar. 28, 2010 - Apr. 24,2010
990
 
 
$
19.84
 
 
990
 
 
$
382,424
 
Apr. 25, 2010 - May 22, 2010
1,020
 
 
$
19.16
 
 
1,020
 
 
$
362,876
 
May 23,2010 - Jun. 26, 2010
2,160
 
 
$
17.64
 
 
2,160
 
 
$
324,776
 
Total
4,170
 
 
$
18.53
 
 
4,170
 
 
$
324,776
 
 
In October 2008, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase up to $750 million of the Company's common stock from time to time at the discretion of the Company's management. This stock repurchase authorization has no expiration date. All prior authorizations by the Company's Board of Directors for the repurchase of common stock were canceled and superseded by this authorization.
 
During fiscal year 2010, the Company repurchased approximately 10.3 million shares of its common stock for $190.1 million. As of the end of fiscal year 2010, the Company was authorized to repurchase up to $324.8 million of the Company's common stock. The number of shares to be repurchased and the timing of such repurchases will be based on several factors, including the price of the Company's common stock and general market and business conditions.
 
Equity Compensation Plan Information
 
For important information regarding our equity compensation plans, please see Note 6, "Stock-Based Compensation," in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements accompanying this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
Stock Performance Graph
 
The following line chart compares the cumulative total return on our common stock with the cumulative total return on the NASDAQ Composite Stock Index and Philadelphia Semiconductor Index. The graph assumes $100 invested at the indicated starting date in each of the market indices, with the reinvestment of all dividends.
 

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$100 invested on 6/25/05 in stock or 6/27/05 in index-including reinvestment of dividends. Indexes calculated on month-end
basis.
 
Cumulative total returns are as follows:
 
 
Base Year
 
Fiscal Year Ended
 
June 25, 2005
 
June 24, 2006
 
June 30, 2007
 
June 28, 2008
 
June 27, 2009
 
June 26, 2010
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
100.00
 
 
83.84
 
 
88.85
 
 
57.68
 
 
46.81
 
 
52.83
 
NASDAQ Composite
100.00
 
 
103.32
 
 
126.78
 
 
112.78
 
 
89.53
 
 
108.29
 
Philadelphia Semiconductor index 
100.00
 
 
104.31
 
 
117.37
 
 
86.44
 
 
61.60
 
 
82.46
 
 
ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
 
Set forth below is a summary of certain consolidated financial information with respect to the Company as of the dates and for the periods indicated. The data set forth below as of June 26, 2010 and June 27, 2009 and for each of the three years in the period ended June 26, 2010 are derived from and should be read in conjunction with, and are qualified by reference to, Item 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Item 8 - Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, and notes thereto included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. The following selected financial data as of June 28, 2008, June 30, 2007, and June 24, 2006 and for each of the two years in the period ended June 24, 2006 is derived from our consolidated financial statements not included herein. The historical results are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected in any future period.
 

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Fiscal Year Ended
 
June 26, 2010
 
June 27, 2009
 
June 28, 2008
 
June 30, 2007
 
June 24, 2006
 
(Amounts in thousands, except percentages and per share data)
Consolidated Statements of Income Data:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenues 
$
1,997,603
 
 
$
1,646,015
 
 
$
2,052,783
 
 
$
2,009,124
 
 
$
1,856,945
 
Cost of goods sold 
804,537
 
 
797,138
 
 
804,083
 
 
782,494
 
 
638,547
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross margin 
$
1,193,066
 
 
$
848,877
 
 
$
1,248,700
 
 
$
1,226,630
 
 
$
1,218,398
 
Gross margin %
59.7
%
 
51.6
%
 
60.8
%
 
61.1
%
 
65.6
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income 
$
292,050
 
 
$
17,378
 
 
$
426,053
 
 
$
352,413
 
 
$
525,499
 
% of net revenues 
14.6
%
 
1.1
%
 
20.8
%
 
17.5
%
 
28.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income before cumulative effect of a change in an accounting principle
$
125,139
 
 
$
10,455
 
 
$
317,725
 
 
$
286,227
 
 
$
386,058
 
Cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,643
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
125,139
 
 
$
10,455
 
 
$
317,725
 
 
$
286,227
 
 
$
387,701
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle
$
0.41
 
 
$
0.03
 
 
$
0.99
 
 
$
0.89
 
 
$
1.20
 
Cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0.01
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic net income per share
$
0.41
 
 
$
0.03
 
 
$
0.99
 
 
$
0.89
 
 
$
1.21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Before cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle
$
0.40
 
 
$
0.03
 
 
$
0.98
 
 
$
0.87
 
 
$
1.14
 
Cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted net income per share
$
0.40
 
 
$
0.03
 
 
$
0.98
 
 
$
0.87
 
 
$
1.14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares used in the calculation of 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic 
304,579
 
 
310,805
 
 
320,553
 
 
320,434
 
 
323,460
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted 
310,016
 
 
311,479
 
 
325,846
 
 
329,883
 
 
338,627
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends paid per share 
$
0.800
 
 
$
0.800
 
 
$
0.750
 
 
$
0.624
 
 
$
0.475
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of
 
June 26, 2010
 
June 27, 2009
 
June 28, 2008
 
June 30, 2007
 
June 24, 2006
 
(Amounts in thousands)
Consolidated Balance Sheet Data:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
826,512
 
 
$
709,348
 
 
$
1,013,119
 
 
$
577,068
 
 
$
422,333
 
Short-term investments
$
 
 
$
204,055
 
 
$
205,079
 
 
$
722,286
 
 
$
920,317
 
Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments
$
826,512
 
 
$
913,403
 
 
$
1,218,198
 
 
$
1,299,354
 
 
$
1,342,650
 
Working capital 
$
1,174,096
 
 
$
1,316,175
 
 
$
1,627,406
 
 
$
1,615,669
 
 
$
1,557,755
 
Total assets 
$
3,482,325
 
 
$
3,081,775
 
 
$
3,708,390
 
 
$
3,606,784
 
 
$
3,286,537
 
Long-term debt
$
300,000
 
 
$
 
 
$
 
 
$
 
 
$
 
Stockholders' equity
$
2,352,958
 
 
$
2,594,465
 
 
$
3,147,811
 
 
$
3,131,934
 
 
$
2,775,489
 

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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
You should read the following discussion and analysis in conjunction with our Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto included in Part II, Item 8 of this report and the risk factors included in Part I, Item 1A of this report, as well as forward-looking statements and other risks described herein and elsewhere in this report, before making an investment decision regarding our common stock.
 
Overview
 
We are a global company with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Philippines and Thailand, and sales offices and design centers throughout the world. We design, develop, manufacture and market linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, commonly referred to as analog circuits, for a large number of customers in diverse geographical locations and are incorporated in the state of Delaware. We also provide a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The analog market is fragmented and characterized by diverse applications, a great number of product variations and, with respect to many circuit types, relatively long product life cycles. The major end-markets in which we sell our products are the industrial, communications, consumer and computing markets.
 
Critical Accounting Policies
 
The methods, estimates and judgments we use in applying our most critical accounting policies have a significant impact on the results we report in our financial statements. The SEC has defined the most critical accounting policies as the ones that are most important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operations, and that require us to make our most difficult and subjective accounting judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates of matters that are inherently uncertain. Based on this definition, our most critical accounting policies include revenue recognition, which impact the recording of revenues; valuation of inventories, which impacts costs of goods sold and gross margins; the assessment of recoverability of long-lived assets, which impacts write-offs of fixed assets; assessment of recoverability of intangible assets and goodwill which impacts write-offs of goodwill and intangible assets; accounting for stock- based compensation, which impacts cost of goods sold, gross margins and operating expenses; accounting for income taxes, which impacts the income tax provision; and assessment of litigation and contingencies, which impacts charges recorded in cost of goods sold, selling, general and administrative expenses and income taxes. These policies and the estimates and judgments involved are discussed further below. We have other significant accounting policies that either do not generally require estimates and judgments that are as difficult or subjective, or it is less likely that such accounting policies would have a material impact on our reported results of operations for a given period. Our significant accounting policies are described in Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements accompanying this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
 
Revenue Recognition
 
The Company recognizes revenue for sales to direct customers and sales to distributors upon shipment, provided that persuasive evidence of a sales arrangement exists, the price is fixed or determinable, title and risk of loss has transferred, collectability of the resulting receivable is reasonably assured, there are no customer acceptance requirements and we do not have any significant post-shipment obligations. We estimate returns for sales to direct customers and international distributors based on historical returns rates applied against current period gross revenues. Specific customer returns and allowances are considered within this estimate.
 
Sales to certain distributors are made pursuant to agreements allowing for the possibility of certain sales price rebates and for non-warranty product return privileges. The non-warranty product return privileges include allowing certain U.S. distributors to return a small portion of our products in their inventory based on their previous 90 days of purchases. Given the uncertainties associated with the levels of non-warranty product returns and sales price rebates that could be issued to U.S. distributors, we defer recognition of such revenue and related cost of goods sold until the product is sold by the U.S. distributors to their end-customers. Accounts receivable from direct customers, domestic distributors and international distributors are recognized and inventory is relieved upon shipment as title to inventories generally transfers upon shipment at which point we have a legally enforceable right to collection under normal terms. Accounts receivable related to consigned inventory is recognized when the customer takes title of such inventory from its consigned location at which point inventory is relieved, title transfers, and we have a legally enforceable right to collection under the terms of our agreement with the related customers.
 
The Company estimates potential future returns and sales allowances related to current period product revenue.  Management analyzes historical returns, changes in customer demand and acceptance of products when evaluating the adequacy of returns and sales allowances.  Estimates made by us may differ from actual returns and sales allowances.  These differences may materially impact reported revenue and amounts ultimately collected on accounts receivable. Historically, such differences have not been material. At June 26, 2010 and June 27, 2009, the Company had $15.0 million and $10.3 million accrued for returns and allowances,

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respectively. During fiscal years 2010 and 2009, the Company recorded $67.5 million and $45.2 million for estimated returns and allowances against revenues, respectively. These amounts were offset by $62.8 million and $46.9 million actual returns and allowances given during fiscal years 2010 and 2009, respectively.
 
Inventories
 
Inventories are stated at the lower of (i) standard cost, which approximates actual cost on a first-in-first-out basis, or (ii) market value. Our standard cost revision policy is to continuously monitor manufacturing variances and revise standard costs when necessary. Because of the cyclical nature of the market, inventory levels, obsolescence of technology, and product life cycles, we generally write-down inventories to net realizable value based on 12 months forecasted product demand. Actual demand and market conditions may be lower than those projected by us. This difference could have a material adverse effect on our gross margin should inventory write-downs beyond those initially recorded become necessary. Alternatively, should actual demand and market conditions be more favorable than those estimated by us, gross margin could be favorably impacted. Historically, such differences have not been material. During fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, we had inventory write-downs of $3.7 million, $38.6 million and $38.1 million, respectively.
 
Long-Lived Assets
 
We evaluate the recoverability of property, plant and equipment in accordance with ASC No. 360, Accounting for the Property, Plant, and Equipment ("ASC No. 360"). We perform periodic reviews to determine whether facts and circumstances exist that would indicate that the carrying amounts of property, plant and equipment might not be fully recoverable. If facts and circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of property, plant and equipment might not be fully recoverable, we compare projected undiscounted net cash flows associated with the related asset or group of assets over their estimated remaining useful lives against their respective carrying amounts. In the event that the projected undiscounted cash flows are not sufficient to recover the carrying value of the assets, the assets are written down to their estimated fair values based on the expected discounted future cash flows attributable to the assets. Evaluation of impairment of property, plant and equipment requires estimates in the forecast of future operating results that are used in the preparation of the expected future undiscounted cash flows. Actual future operating results and the remaining economic lives of our property, plant and equipment could differ from our estimates used in assessing the recoverability of these assets. These differences could result in impairment charges, which could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations. We recorded impairment charges of $8.3 million, $51.1 million and zero during fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively.
 
Intangible Assets and Goodwill
 
We account for intangible assets in accordance with ASC No. 360, which requires impairment losses to be recorded on intangible assets used in operations when indicators of impairment, such as reductions in demand or significant economic slowdowns in the semiconductor industry, are present. Reviews are performed to determine whether the carrying value of an asset is impaired, based on comparisons to undiscounted expected future cash flows. If this comparison indicates that there is impairment, the impaired asset is written down to fair value, which is typically calculated using: (i) quoted market prices or (ii) discounted expected future cash flows utilizing a discount rate consistent with the guidance provided in FASB Concepts Statement No. 7, Using Cash Flow Information and Present Value in Accounting Measurements. Impairment is based on the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value of those assets.
 
Goodwill is recorded as the difference, if any, between the aggregate consideration paid for an acquisition and the fair value of the net tangible and intangible assets acquired. In accordance with ASC No. 350, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other ("ASC 350"), we test goodwill for impairment at the reporting unit level (operating segment or one level below an operating segment) on an annual basis in the first quarter or more frequently if we believe indicators of impairment exist. The performance of the test involves a two-step process. The first step of the impairment test involves comparing the fair values of the applicable reporting units with their aggregate carrying values, including goodwill. We generally determine the fair value of our reporting units using the income approach methodology of valuation that includes the discounted cash flow method as well as other generally accepted valuation methodologies. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds the reporting unit's fair value, we perform the second step of the goodwill impairment test to determine the amount of impairment loss. The second step of the goodwill impairment test involves comparing the implied fair value of the affected reporting unit's goodwill with the carrying value of that goodwill. No impairment charges were recorded associated with our goodwill and intangible assets during fiscal years 2010, 2009, and 2008, respectively.
 
Stock-Based Compensation
 
Effective June 26, 2005, we adopted the fair value recognition provision of ASC 718, Compensation in Stock Compensation, ("ASC 718"). ASC 718 requires the recognition of the fair value of stock-based compensation for all stock-based payment awards,

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including grants of stock options and other awards made to our employees and directors in exchange for services, in the income statement. It also addresses transactions in which an entity incurs liabilities in exchange for goods or services that are based on the fair value of the entity's equity instruments or that may be settled by the issuance of those equity instruments. Accordingly, stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date, based on the fair value of the awards ultimately expected to vest and is recognized as an expense, on a straight-line basis, over the requisite service period. We use the Black-Scholes valuation model to measure the fair value of our stock-based awards utilizing various assumptions with respect to expected holding period, risk-free interest rates, stock price volatility and dividend yield. ASC 718 also requires forfeitures to be estimated at the time of grant and revised if necessary in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures or vesting differ from those estimates. Such revisions could have a material effect on our operating results. The assumptions we use in the valuation model are based on subjective future expectations combined with management judgment. If any of the assumptions used in the Black-Scholes model changes significantly, stock-based compensation for future awards may differ materially compared to the awards granted previously.
 
Accounting for Income Taxes
 
We must make certain estimates and judgments in the calculation of income tax expense and in the determination of whether deferred tax assets are more likely than not to be realized. The calculation of our income tax expense and income tax liabilities involves dealing with uncertainties in the application of complex tax laws and regulations.
 
ASC 740-10 prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement framework for financial statement reporting and disclosure of tax positions taken or expected to be taken on a tax return. Under ASC 740-10, a tax position is recognized in the financial statements when it is more-likely-than not, based on the technical merits, that the position will be sustained upon examination, including resolution of any related appeals or litigation processes. A tax position that meets the recognition threshold is then measured to determine the largest amount of the benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon settlement. Although we believe that the Company's computation of tax benefits to be recognized and realized are reasonable, no assurance can be given that the final outcome will not be different from what was reflected in our income tax provisions and accruals. Such differences could have a material impact on our net income and operating results in the period in which such determination is made. See Note 15 to the Consolidated Financial Statements accompanying this Annual Report on Form 10-K for further information related to ASC 740-10.
 
We evaluate our deferred tax asset balance and record a valuation allowance to reduce the net deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. In the event it is determined that the deferred tax assets to be realized in the future would be in excess of the net recorded amount, an adjustment to the deferred tax asset valuation allowance would be recorded. This adjustment would increase income, or additional paid in capital, as appropriate, in the period such determination was made. Likewise, should it be determined that all or part of the net deferred tax asset would not be realized in the future, an adjustment to increase the deferred tax asset valuation allowance would be charged to income in the period such determination is made. In assessing the need for a valuation allowance, historical levels of income, expectations and risks associated with estimates of future taxable income and ongoing prudent and practicable tax planning strategies are considered. Realization of our deferred tax asset is dependent primarily upon future U.S. taxable income. Our judgments regarding future profitability may change due to future market conditions, changes in U.S. or international tax laws and other factors. These changes, if any, may require possible material adjustments to the net deferred tax asset and an accompanying reduction or increase in net income in the period in which such determinations are made.
 
Litigation and Contingencies
 
From time to time, we receive notices that our products or manufacturing processes may be infringing the patent or intellectual property rights of others, notices of stockholder litigation or other lawsuits or claims against us. We periodically assess each matter in order to determine if a contingent liability in accordance with ASC No. 450, Accounting for Contingencies ("ASC 450"), should be recorded. In making this determination, management may, depending on the nature of the matter, consult with internal and external legal counsel and technical experts. We expense legal fees associated with consultations and defense of lawsuits as incurred. Based on the information obtained combined with management's judgment regarding all the facts and circumstances of each matter, we determine whether a contingent loss is probable and whether the amount of such loss can be estimated. Should a loss be probable and estimable, we record a contingent loss in accordance with ASC 450. In determining the amount of a contingent loss, we take into consideration advice received from experts in the specific matter, current status of legal proceedings, settlement negotiations which may be ongoing, prior case history and other factors. Should the judgments and estimates made by management be incorrect, we may need to record additional contingent losses that could materially adversely impact our results of operations. Alternatively, if the judgments and estimates made by management are incorrect and a particular contingent loss does not occur, the contingent loss recorded would be reversed thereby favorably impacting our results of operations.
 
Pursuant to the Company's charter documents and indemnification agreements, we have certain indemnification obligations to

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our officers, directors, and certain former officers and directors and director of internal audit. More specifically, we have separate written indemnification agreements with our current and former Executive Officers and directors as well as with our director of internal audit. Pursuant to such obligations, we have incurred substantial expenses related to legal fees for certain former officers of the Company who are or were subject to pending civil charges by the SEC and other governmental agencies in connection with Maxim's historical stock option granting practices. We have also incurred substantial expenses related to legal fees and expenses to certain current and former officers and directors who are defendants in the civil actions described above. We expense legal fees as incurred. During fiscal year 2010, the Company incurred a $173.0 million charge in connection with an agreement to settle the class action complaint discussed in Item 3 and on July 23, 2010, this amount was paid into an escrow fund in accordance with the terms of the settlement. Please refer to Item 3, Legal Proceedings and Footnote 13, Commitments and Contingencies for more information on the litigation and associated settlement.
 
Results of Operations
The following table sets forth certain Consolidated Statements of Income data expressed as a percentage of net revenues for the periods indicated:
 
 
June 26,
2010
 
June 27,
2009
 
June 28,
2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenues
100
%
 
100
%
 
100
%
Cost of goods sold 
40.3
%
 
48.4
%
 
39.2
%
Gross margin 
59.7
%
 
51.6
%
 
60.8
%
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development 
23.8
%
 
31.6
%
 
28.2
%
Selling, general and administrative 
12.1
%
 
12.1
%
 
8.0
%
Intangible asset amortization
0.5
%
 
0.4
%
 
0.1
%
In process research & development
%
 
0.2
%
 
%
Impairment of long-lived assets
0.4
%
 
3.1
%
 
%
Severance and restructuring expenses 
%
 
1.7
%
 
0.7
%
Other operating expenses, net
8.3
%
 
1.4
%
 
3.1
%
Total operating expenses 
45.1
%
 
50.6
%
 
40.1
%
Operating income
14.6
%
 
1.1
%
 
20.7
%
Interest income and other, net
0.4
%
 
1.0
%
 
2.8
%
Income before provision for income taxes
15
%
 
2.1
%
 
23.5
%
Provision for income taxes
8.8
%
 
1.5
%
 
8.0
%
Net income 
6.2
%
 
0.6
%
 
15.5
%
 
The following table shows stock-based compensation included in the components of the Consolidated Statements of Income reported above as a percentage of net revenues for the periods indicated:
 
 
For the Year Ended
 
June 26,
2010
 
June 27,
2009
 
June 28,
2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold
0.8
%
 
3.5
%
 
2.2
%
Research and development
2.7
%
 
6.1
%
 
5.4
%
Selling, general and administrative
1.2
%
 
2.3
%
 
1.6
%
 
4.7
%
 
11.9
%
 
9.2
%
 
Net Revenues
 
We reported net revenues of $1,997.6 million, $1,646.0 million and $2,052.8 million in fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively. Our net revenues in fiscal years 2010 increased by 21% compared to our net revenues in fiscal year 2009. This increase occurred in all four of our end markets due to an increase in units shipped, attributable to the overall recovery in the global economic environment. Revenue from communications products were up 15%, computing products were up 9%, consumer products were up 35% and industrial products were up 22%.
 

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Our net revenues in fiscal years 2009 decreased by 20% compared to our net revenues in fiscal year 2008. This decrease occurred in all four of our end markets due to the overall decline in the global economic environment as revenue from communications products was down 15%, computing products was down 30%, consumer products was down 10% and industrial products declined 22%. The decline in computing products revenue was steeper than other end markets due to our decision to reduce our participation in the notebook power management business during the year.
 
Approximately 85%, 82% and 81% of the Company's net revenues in fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008, respectively, were derived from customers located outside the United States, primarily in the Pacific Rim, Europe, and Japan. While the majority of these sales are denominated in U.S. dollars, the Company enters into foreign currency forward contracts to mitigate its risks on firm commitments and net monetary assets denominated in foreign currencies. The impact of changes in foreign exchange rates on net revenues and the Company's results of operations for fiscal years 2010, 2009 and 2008 were immaterial.
 
Gross Margin
 
Our gross margin as a percentage of net revenue was 59.7% in fiscal year 2010 compared to 51.6% in fiscal year 2009. The gross margin percentage increased in fiscal year 2010 from fiscal year 2009 primarily due to improved overall factory utilization, a decrease of $52.9 million or 3.2% of revenues in accelerated depreciation expense attributable to the closure of our Dallas wafer fabrication facility at the end of fiscal year 2009, decreased inventory write-downs of $34.9 million or 2.2% of revenues primarily due to improved inventory turnover and better management of our inventory levels, and decreased stock-based compensation expenses of $41.9 million or 2.7% of revenues, as described below under Stock-based Compensation. These gross margin improvements were partially offset by an increase in sales of lower margin products.
 
Our gross margin as a percentage of net revenue was 51.6% in fiscal year 2009 compared to 60.8% in fiscal year 2008. The gross margin percentage decreased in fiscal year 2009 from fiscal year 2008 primarily due to lower overall factory utilization resulting in increased unit costs for our products, an increase in accelerated depreciation expense related to the closure of our Dallas, Texas wafer fabrication facility of $35.7 million or 2.2% of revenues, and underutilization charges below normal capacity of $18.0 million or 1.0%. Increased stock based compensation expenses of $11.1 million primarily due to our tender offer to purchase outstanding options also contributed to the decline in gross margin percentage.
 
Research and Development
 
Research and development expenses were $474.7 million and $520.2 million for fiscal years 2010 and 2009, respectively, which represented 23.8% and 31.6% of net revenues, respectively. The decrease in research and development expenses was primarily attributable to a reduction in stock-based compensation expenses of $46.8 million, as described below under Stock-based Compensation. Other contributing factors include a $19.3 million decrease in salaries, bonuses and benefits attributable to the transition of our field applications engineers and our business managers from research and development to selling, general and administrative functions, which was offset by an increase of $17.2 million in salaries, bonuses and benefits, primarily due to higher bonus levels in connection with increased profitability for fiscal year 2010.
 
Research and development expenses were $520.2 million and $579.3 million for fiscal years 2009 and 2008, respectively, which represented 31.6% and 28.2% of net revenues, respectively. The decrease in research and development expenses was primarily due to decreased salaries, bonuses and benefits of approximately $49.7 million partially attributable to the transition of our field applications engineers and our business managers from research and development to selling, general and administrative functions. The total impact of the transition was approximately $20.9 million during fiscal year 2009. In addition our reduced profitability and reduced headcount also contributed to lower research and development expenses during fiscal year 2009. Stock-based compensation also decreased by $9.1 million in fiscal year 2009 as compared to fiscal year 2008 primarily due to a reduction in our stock price during the year and reduced granting activity from our decision not to issue annual grants to our employees during our stock option investigation. In addition expenses associated with travel and entertainment declined by approximately $3.5 million due to increased cost control in response to the economic downturn during fiscal year 2009. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in depreciation expense of $7.6 million in fiscal year 2009 as compared to fiscal year 2008 as a result of increased capital investment to continue developing new technology associated with our end-of-line test operations.
 
The level of research and development expenditures as a percentage of net revenues will vary from period to period, depending, in part, on the level of net revenues and, on our success in recruiting the technical personnel needed for our new product introductions and process development. We view research and development expenditures as critical to maintaining a high level of new product introductions, which in turn are critical to our plans for future growth.
 

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Selling, General and Administrative
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $242.1 million and $199.2 million in fiscal years 2010 and 2009, respectively, which represented 12.1% and 12.1% of net revenues, respectively. The increase in selling, general, and administrative expenses for fiscal year 2010 as compared to fiscal year 2009 was largely attributable to an increase in salaries, bonuses, and benefits of $33.7 million, of which $14.4 million related to higher bonus levels in connection with increased profitability for fiscal year 2010, and an increase of $19.3 million was attributable to the transition of our field applications engineers and our business managers from research and development to selling, general and administrative functions. These increases were partially offset by decreased stock-based compensation expenses of $13.9 million, as described below under Stock-based Compensation.
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $199.2 million and $164.1 million in fiscal years 2009 and 2008, respectively, which represented 12.1% and 8.0% of net revenues, respectively. The increase in selling, general, and administrative expenses for fiscal year 2009 as compared to fiscal year 2008 was primarily due to an increase of $20.9 million in salaries and benefits resulting primarily from the transition of our field applications engineers and our business managers from research and development to selling, general and administrative functions. These increases were offset by a one-time reduction in reserves for European value added taxes no longer required of $6.3 million.
 
The level of selling, general and administrative expenditures as a percentage of net revenues will vary from period to period, depending on the level of net revenues, our success in recruiting sales and administrative personnel needed to support our operations.
 
Impairment of Long-lived Assets
 
Impairment of long lived assets was $8.3 million in fiscal year 2010 and $51.1 million in the fiscal year 2009. The decrease in impairments during fiscal year 2010 was mainly due to write downs of the San Jose fabrication facility equipment and charges associated with excess testers and handlers in 2009. In fiscal year 2010, there was a charge of $5.0 million associated with end of line sorting and testing equipment due to changes in manufacturing technology. Additionally, $3.3 million was recorded in 2010 in relation to our Oregon wafer fabrication facility as a result of reduced wafer output requirements.
 
Impairment of long lived assets was $51.1 million in fiscal year 2009 while there were no impairments in fiscal year 2008. The increase in impairments during fiscal year 2009 was due to the $7.3 million charge associated with equipment at our San Jose fabrication facility and the $43.8 million charge associated with excess testers and handlers identified during the second quarter of fiscal year 2009.
 
Severance and Restructuring Expenses
 
Severance and restructuring expenses were $(0.7) million and $28.1 million in fiscal years 2010 and 2009, respectively. The decrease in severance and restructuring expenses is largely due to the completion of the fiscal year 2009 restructuring program announced in the third quarter of fiscal year 2009 as a result of the global economic downturn and the resulting reduction in severance and medical benefit costs.
 
Severance and restructuring expenses were $28.1 million and $13.7 million in fiscal years 2009 and 2008, respectively. The increase in severance and restructuring expenses is partially due to the restructuring program announced in the third quarter of fiscal year 2009 as a result of the global economic downturn totaling $11.3 million consisting principally of severance and medical benefit costs.
 
Intangible Asset Amortization Expenses
 
Intangible asset amortization expenses were $10.5 million and $6.0 million in fiscal years 2010 and 2009, respectively. The increase in intangible asset amortization expenses is primarily attributable to the acquisition of Teridian in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 and a full year of amortization of intangible assets associated with the fiscal year 2009 Zilog and Innova Card acquisitions.
 
Intangible asset amortization expenses were $6.0 million and $2.9 million in fiscal years 2009 and 2008, respectively. The increase in intangible asset amortization expenses is primarily attributable to the acquisitions of Innova Card and Mobilygen during the second and third quarters of fiscal year 2009 and a full year of amortization of intangible assets associated with the fiscal year 2008 acquisition of Vitesse.
 

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Other Operating Expenses, Net
 
Other operating expenses, net include legal and accounting fees directly attributable to the restatement of our previously filed financial statements completed in fiscal year 2009, cost reductions due to the reversal of accruals established in prior years for payroll taxes, and interest and penalties related to the misdating of option grants and exercises.
 
Other operating expenses, net were $166.2 million and $23.0 million in fiscal years 2010 and 2009, respectively, which represented 8.3% and 1.4% of net revenues, respectively. The increase in other operating expenses, net is attributable to a $173.0 million charge in connection with an agreement to settle the class action complaint. This was partially offset by $16.4 million in income attributable to gains directly related to proceeds received as a result of the settlement of the derivative litigation during fiscal year 2010. See Note 13: Commitments and Contingencies.
 
Other operating expenses, net were $23.0 million and $62.7 million in fiscal years 2009 and 2008, respectively which represented 1.4% and 3.1% of net revenues, respectively. The reduction in other operating expenses, net is attributable to a $33.3 million reduction in legal expenses related to the stock option investigation and an $11.7 million reduction in accounting fees related to the restatement of our operating results from the investigation. These declines are attributable to the conclusion of the restatement occurring at the end of the first quarter of 2009.
 
Interest Income and Other, Net
 
Interest income and other, net decreased to $8.0 million in fiscal year 2010 from $17.2 million in fiscal year 2009, which represented 0.4% and 1.0% of net revenues, respectively. The decrease is partially attributable to a reduction in interest income of $13.3 million resulting from lower average interest rates and reduced average cash and short term investment balances which was offset by increased foreign exchange gains.
 
Interest income and other, net decreased to $17.2 million in fiscal year 2009 from $56.7 million in fiscal year 2008, which represented 1.0% and 2.8% of net revenues, respectively. The decrease is partially attributable to a reduction in interest income of $29.7 million resulting from lower average interest rates and reduced average cash and short term investment balances. In addition we had a $9.6 million gain on the sale of land in San Antonio, Texas in fiscal year 2008 which did not recur in fiscal year 2009.
 
Provision for Income Taxes
 
Our annual income tax expense was $174.9 million, $24.2 million, and $165.1 million, in fiscal years 2010, 2009, and 2008, respectively. The effective tax rate was 58.3%, 69.8% and 34.2% for fiscal years 2010, 2009, and 2008, respectively. The Company's normal statutory tax rate is 35%. The fiscal year 2010 and 2009 effective tax rates were higher than the statutory tax rate primarily due to losses of a foreign subsidiary for which no tax benefit is available. These foreign losses represent costs of ongoing research and development efforts as well as licensing rights to preexisting intangibles. The tax rate increase generated by the fiscal year 2009 foreign losses were partially offset by tax benefits from the retroactive extension of the Federal research tax credit by legislation enacted in the fiscal year 2009; certain executive compensation benefits in the fiscal year 2009; and prior year state tax provision to return adjustments recorded in the fiscal year 2009
 
The fiscal year 2008 effective tax rate was lower than the statutory tax rate primarily due to research tax credits and the domestic production deduction.
 
We expect that our effective tax rate in the fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years will begin to decline as our new global structure becomes fully operational. However, the effective tax rate could be adversely impacted should the expected tax benefits from the new global structure occur later than expected or be lower than expected, which could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations.
 
Stock-based Compensation
 
The following tables show stock-based compensation expense by type of award, resulting tax effect, and related impact on earnings per share included in the Consolidated Statements of Income for fiscal years 2010, 2009, and 2008:
 

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For the Year Ended
 
June 26, 2010
 
June 27, 2009
 
June 28, 2008
 
(in thousands)
Cost of goods sold
 
 
 
 
 
     Stock options
$
3,330
 
 
$
33,380
 
 
$
28,550
 
     Restricted stock units
10,825
 
 
23,350
 
 
17,440
 
     Employee stock purchase plan
1,065
 
 
370
 
 
 
Total
15,220
 
 
57,100
 
 
45,990
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development expense
 
 
 
 
 
     Stock options
15,085
 
 
38,237
 
 
69,159
 
     Restricted stock units
33,834
 
 
61,151
 
 
40,752
 
     Employee stock purchase plan
5,146
 
 
1,442
 
 
 
Total
54,065
 
 
100,830
 
 
109,911
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expense
 
 
 
 
 
     Stock options
8,130
 
 
21,390
 
 
22,141
 
     Restricted stock units
15,056
 
 
16,665
 
 
11,678
 
     Employee stock purchase plan
1,054
 
 
123
 
 
 
Total
24,240
 
 
38,178
 
 
33,819
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total stock-based compensation expense
 
 
 
 
 
     Stock options
26,545
 
 
93,007
 
 
119,850
 
     Restricted stock units
59,715
 
 
101,166
 
 
69,870
 
     Employee stock purchase plan
7,265
 
 
1,935
 
 
 
Pre-tax stock-based compensation expense
93,525
 
 
196,108
 
 
189,720
 
Less: Income tax effect
25,041
 
 
67,430
 
 
66,272
 
Net stock-based compensation expense
$
68,484
 
 
$
128,678
 
 
$
123,448
 
 
Pre-tax stock based compensation decreased to $93.5 million in fiscal year 2010 from $196.1 million in fiscal year 2009, which represented 4.7% and 11.9% of net revenues, respectively. The decrease in pre-tax stock based compensation was partially due to the recognition of $75.9 million in stock-based compensation expenses associated with the Company's tender offer and the recognition of $18.6 million associated with the Company's offer to cash settle stock options expiring in October 2008 offset by a reversal of $52.2 million in expenses related to the true-up for previously forfeited options during the second quarter 2009 which did not recur in 2010. In addition expenses associated with restricted stock units and stock options declined due to the completion of vesting associated with higher priced grants offset by expense related to newer grants.
Pre-tax stock based compensation increased to $196.1 million in fiscal year 2009 from $189.7 million in fiscal year 2008, which represented 11.9% and 9.2% of net revenues, respectively. The increase in pre-tax stock based compensation was partially due to the recognition of $75.9 million in stock-based compensation expenses consisting of $8.7 million in additional expense from settlements above fair value and $67.2 million associated with the unamortized compensation expenses on the previously unvested tendered options offset by a reversal of $52.2 million in expenses related to the true-up for previously forfeited options during the second quarter 2009. Expense from options continues to decline due to reduced grants of options to employees subsequent to June 2005. Expense from restricted stock units has increased primarily due to our annual grant made during the second quarter of fiscal year 2009 combined with reduced expense recognized during fiscal year 2008 as a result of the liability accounting for restricted stock units vesting during the Blackout Period and a decline in our stock price.
 
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
 
In April, 2010, the FASB issued FASB Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2010-17, “Revenue Recognition (Topic 605) - Milestone Method of Revenue Recognition - a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force.” This ASU provides guidance on defining a milestone and determining when it may be appropriate to apply the milestone method of revenue recognition for research or development transactions. This ASU will be effective on a prospective basis for milestones achieved beginning in our second quarter of fiscal 2011. We do not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a significant effect to our consolidated financial statements.
 
In January 2010, the FASB issued ASU No. 2010-06, "Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (Topic 820) - Improving Disclosures about Fair Value Measurements" ("ASU 2010-06"). ASU 2010-06 requires new disclosures regarding significant

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transfers in and out of Levels 1 and 2, as well as information about activity in Level 3 fair value measurements, including presenting information about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements on a gross versus a net basis in the Level 3 activity roll forward. In addition, ASU 2010-06 clarifies existing disclosures regarding input and valuation techniques, as well as the level of disaggregation for each class of assets and liabilities. ASU No. 2010-06 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2009, except for the disclosures pertaining to purchases, sales, issuances and settlements in the roll forward of Level 3 activity; those disclosures are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2010. The adoption of ASU 2010-06 had no current impact and is expected to have no subsequent impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
 
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, the Company adopted three related sets of accounting guidance as issued by the FASB. The accounting guidance sets forth (i) rules related to the determination of the fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities when the activity levels have significantly decreased in relation to the normal market, (ii) guidance that would include the intent and ability of the holder as an indicator in the determination of whether an other-than-temporary impairment exists and (iii) interim disclosure requirements for the fair value of financial instruments. The adoption of the three sets of accounting guidance did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
 
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, the Company adopted new accounting guidance for the determination of the useful life of intangible assets as issued by the FASB. The new guidance amends the factors that should be considered in developing the renewal or extension assumptions used to determine the useful life of a recognized intangible asset. The new guidance also requires expanded disclosure regarding the determination of intangible asset useful lives. The adoption of this accounting guidance did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
 
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, the Company adopted the new Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) as issued by the FASB. The ASC has become the the source of authoritative GAAP recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities. The ASC is not intended to change or alter existing GAAP. The adoption of the ASC did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
 
Backlog
 
At June 26, 2010 and June 27, 2009, our current quarter backlog was approximately $614 million and $278 million, respectively. We include in our backlog orders with customer request dates within the next 3 months. As is customary in the semiconductor industry, these orders may be canceled in most cases without penalty to the customers. In addition, our backlog includes orders from domestic distributors for which revenues are not recognized until the products are sold by the distributors. Accordingly, we believe that our backlog at any time should not be used as a measure of future revenues. All backlog amounts have been adjusted for estimated future U.S. distribution ship and debit pricing adjustments. Please refer to the Risk Factor titled “Incorrect forecasts, reductions, cancellations or delays in orders for our products could adversely affect our results or operations” for the risks associated with backlog.
 
Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
Our primary sources of funds for fiscal years 2010, 2009, and 2008 have been net cash generated from operating activities of approximately $491.0 million, $445.8 million and $519.4 million, respectively. The 2010 increase from 2009 in cash generated from operating activities of $45.2 million was primarily attributable to an increase in net income and decreased non-cash charges of $167.5 million, offset by an increase in working capital of $97.9 million. This increase in working capital is primarily due to the accounts receivable increase of $131.5 million or 63% at the end of fiscal year 2010 compared to fiscal year 2009, which was primarily due to the 21% increase in revenues during the fiscal year 2010 compared to fiscal year 2009. Additionally, inventories at the end of fiscal year 2010 declined by $11.8 million or 5% compared to fiscal year 2009 due to improved inventory turnover and better management of our inventory levels. Current liabilities at the end of fiscal year 2010 increased by $263.7 million primarily due to the litigation settlement and an increase in income taxes payable, and to a lesser extent an increase in anticipated bonuses.
 
The 2009 decrease from 2008 in cash generated from operating activities of $73.6 million was primarily attributable to a reduction in net income offset by non-cash charges of $185.8 million, which was, in turn, offset by a decrease in working capital by $112.2 million. Accounts receivable at the end of fiscal year 2009 declined by $64.2 million or 24% compared to the amount at the end of fiscal year 2008 primarily due to the 21% decline in revenues during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009 compared to the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. Additionally, inventories at the end of fiscal year 2009 declined by $54.6 million or 20% compared to fiscal year 2008 due to the decline in revenues. Current liabilities at the end of fiscal year 2009 declined by $150.4 million primarily due to payments associated with options expiring during the Blackout Period, the RSU Loan program and to a lesser extent a reduction in anticipated bonuses.

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Cash used in investing activities was $241.6 million in fiscal year 2010 while cash used by investing activities was $191.7 million in fiscal year 2009. The increase in cash used in investing activities is primarily attributable to acquisition of Teridian for $312.8 million, net of cash, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, which was partially offset by proceeds from the maturities of available-for-sale securities of $200.2 million.
 
Cash used in investing activities was $191.7 million in fiscal year 2009 while cash provided by investing activities was $265.1 million in fiscal year 2008. The decrease in cash from investing activities is primarily attributable to the reduction in net proceeds from the sale of available for sale securities of $516.7 million primarily offset by a reduction in purchases of property, plant and equipment of $80.4 million.
 
Cash used in financing activities was $132.1 million in fiscal year 2010 and $557.8 million in fiscal year 2009. The decrease in cash used from financing activities was primarily due to the issuance of debt of $300.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, issuance of ESPP of $24.8 million, a decrease in repurchases of common stock of $44.2 and a decrease in cash used pursuant to the RSU loan program of $35.6 million.
 
As of June 26, 2010, our available funds consisted of $826.5 million in cash and cash equivalents. We anticipate that the available funds and cash generated from operations will be sufficient to meet cash and working capital requirements, including the anticipated level of capital expenditures, the litigation settlement, common stock repurchases, and dividend payments for the next twelve months.
 
Contractual Obligations
 
The following table summarizes the Company's significant contractual obligations at June 26, 2010, and the effect such obligations are expected to have on the Company's liquidity and cash flows in future periods. This table excludes amounts already recorded on our Consolidated Balance Sheet as current liabilities at June 26, 2010:
 
 
Total
 
Less than
1 year
 
2-3 years
 
4-5 years
 
More than
5 years
 
(Amounts in thousands)
Operating lease obligations (1) 
$
36,054
 
 
$
9,142
 
 
$
15,135
 
 
$
6,904
 
 
$
4,873
 
Royalty obligations (2)
30,000
 
 
10,000
 
 
20,000
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt obligations (3)
300,000
 
 
 
 
300,000
 
 
 
 
 
Interest payments associated with long-term debt obligations (4)
31,050
 
 
10,350
 
 
20,700
 
 
 
 
 
Capital equipment and inventory related purchase obligations (5)
33,452
 
 
16,284
 
 
4,112
 
 
3,752
 
 
9,304
 
Total 
$
430,556
 
 
$
45,776
 
 
$
359,947
 
 
$
10,656
 
 
$
14,177
 
 
(1)
The Company leases some facilities under non-cancelable operating lease agreements that expire at various dates through 2016.
(2)
Royalty obligations represent payments for licensed patents.
(3)
Long-term debt represents amount due for the Company's 3.45% senior unsecured notes due 2013.
(4)
Interest payments associated with the Company's 3.45% senior unsecured notes due 2013.
(5)
Capital equipment purchase obligations represent commitments for purchase of property, plant and equipment. The Company orders some materials and supplies in advance or with minimum purchase quantities. The Company is obligated to pay for the materials and supplies when received.
 
Purchase orders for the purchase of the majority of our raw materials and other goods and services are not included in the table. Our purchase orders generally allow for cancellation without significant penalties. We do not have significant agreements for the purchase of raw materials or other goods specifying minimum quantities or set prices that exceed our expected short-term requirements.
 
As of June 26, 2010, our gross unrecognized income tax benefits were $151.5 million, which excludes $20.4 million of accrued interest and penalties. At this time, we are unable to make a reasonably reliable estimate of the timing of payments of these amounts, if any, in individual years due to uncertainties in the timing or outcomes of either actual or anticipated tax audits. As a result, these amounts are not included in the table above.

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Off-Balance-Sheet Arrangements
 
As of June 26, 2010, the Company did not have any material off-balance-sheet arrangements, as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of SEC Regulation S-K.
 
ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 
Interest Rate Risk
 
The Company's exposure to market risk for changes in interest rates relates primarily to the Company's cash and cash equivalents and the 3.45% fixed rate senior unsecured notes issued in June 2010 (See Note 19: Long-Term Debt). The Company does not use derivative financial instruments to hedge the risk of interest rate volatility. At June 26, 2010, the Company maintained a significant portfolio of money market fund investments, which are included in cash and cash equivalents. These money market funds are all available on a daily basis.
 
Debt Risk
 
In June 2010, the Company issued $300 million in senior, unsecured debt due in 2013 with an effective interest rate of 3.49% (See Note 19: Long-Term Debt). The debt indenture includes covenants that limit the Company's ability to grant liens on its facilities and to enter into sale and leaseback transactions, which could limit the Company's ability to secure debt funding in the future, if needed.  In circumstances involving a change of control of the Company followed by a downgrade of the rating of the Company's notes, the Company would be required to make an offer to repurchase these notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Company's ability to repurchase the notes in such events may be limited by the Company's then-available financial resources or by the terms of other agreements to which the Company is a party. Although the Company currently has the funds necessary to retire this debt, funds might not be available to repay the notes when they come due in the future.
 
If the Company fails to pay interest when due, or to repay the notes when due or materially breaches other loan covenants, it would constitute an event of default under the indenture governing the notes which, in turn, may also constitute an event of default under other obligations of the Company. Any event of default under the indenture or other obligations of the Company and any additional obligations and restrictions imposed as a result thereof could negatively impact our financial results.
 
Foreign Currency Risk
 
The Company generates revenues in various global markets based on orders obtained in non-U.S. currencies, primarily the Japanese Yen, the British Pound and the Euro. Maxim incurs expenditures denominated in non-US currencies, principally Philippine Pesos and Thailand Baht associated with the Company's manufacturing activities in the Philippines and Thailand, respectively. Maxim is exposed to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates primarily on orders and accounts receivable from sales in these foreign currencies and cash flows for expenditures in the foreign currencies. Maxim has established risk management strategies designed to reduce the impact of reductions in value and volatility of future cash flows caused by changes in the exchange rates for these currencies. These strategies reduce, but do not entirely eliminate, the impact of currency exchange movements. Maxim does not use derivative financial instruments for speculative or trading purposes. The Company routinely hedges its exposures to certain foreign currencies with various financial institutions in an effort to minimize the impact of certain currency exchange rate fluctuations. If a financial counter-party to any of the Company's hedging arrangement experiences financial difficulties or is otherwise unable to honor the terms of the foreign currency hedge, the Company may experience financial losses.
 
For derivatives instruments that are designated and quality as cash flow hedges under ASC No. 815, the effective portion of the gain or loss on the derivative is reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and reclassified into earnings in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. Gains and losses on the derivative representing either hedge ineffectiveness or hedge components excluded from the assessment of effectiveness are recognized in current earnings.
 
For derivative instruments that are not designated as hedging instruments under ASC No. 815, gains and losses are recognized in interest income and other, net. All derivatives are foreign currency forward contracts to hedge certain foreign currency denominated assets or liabilities. The gains and losses on these derivatives are largely offset by the changes in the fair value of the assets or liabilities being hedged.

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Foreign exchange contracts
 
The net unrealized gain or loss, if any, is potentially subject to market and credit risk as it represents appreciation (decline) of the hedge position against the spot exchange rates. The net realized and unrealized gains or losses from hedging foreign currency denominated assets and liabilities were immaterial during the year ended June 26, 2010 and June 27, 2009.
 
ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
 
The financial statements and supplementary data required by this item are set forth at the pages indicated in Item 15(a) of this Report.
 
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
 
None.
 
ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
Our management, with the participation of our chief executive officer ("CEO") and our chief financial officer ("CFO"), evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act as of June 26, 2010. The purpose of these controls and procedures is to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC rules, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our CEO and our CFO, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. Based on the evaluation, our management, including our CEO and our CFO, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of June 26, 2010.
 
Management's Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act. Internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the Company's CEO and CFO and effected by the Company's Board of Directors, management, and others to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP. Our management, with the participation of our CEO and our CFO, assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of June 26, 2010. Management's assessment of internal control over financial reporting was conducted using the criteria in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission ("COSO"). Our management has concluded that, as of June 26, 2010, our internal control over financial reporting was effective, in all material respects, based on these criteria. Our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, Deloitte & Touche LLP, independently assessed the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting, as stated within their report which is included herein.
 
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended June 26, 2010 that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
Inherent Limitations on the Effectiveness of Internal Controls
 
A system of internal control over financial reporting is intended to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and no control system, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide absolute assurance. The design of any control system is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect financial statement errors and misstatements. Also, projection of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods is subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
 
To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.:
 
We have audited the internal control over financial reporting of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") as of June 26, 2010, based on criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.  The Company's management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management's Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.
 
We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
A company's internal control over financial reporting is a process designed by, or under the supervision of, the company's principal executive and principal financial officers, or persons performing similar functions, and effected by the company's board of directors, management, and other personnel to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company's internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
 
Because of the inherent limitations of internal control over financial reporting, including the possibility of collusion or improper management override of controls, material misstatements due to error or fraud may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Also, projections of any evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control over financial reporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
 
In our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 26, 2010, based on the criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.
 
We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule as of and for the year ended June 26, 2010 of the Company and our report dated August 18, 2010 expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements and financial statement schedule.
 
/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
 
San Jose, California
 
August 18, 2010
 
ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
 
None.
 

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PART III
 
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 
Other than as follows, the information required by this item is incorporated by reference from the Company's Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders under the headings "Proposal 1 - Election of Directors" and "Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934."
 
Executive Officers of the Registrant
 
The following is information regarding our executive officers, including their positions and their ages as of June 26, 2010.
 
Name
 
Age
 
Position
Tunc Doluca
 
52
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Bruce E. Kiddoo
 
49
 
 
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer
Vivek Jain
 
50
 
 
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing
Edwin Medlin
 
53
 
 
Vice President, Senior Counsel
Matthew J. Murphy
 
37
 
 
Vice President, Worldwide Sales 
Christopher J. Neil
 
44
 
 
Division Vice President, Conversion, Computer and Secure Products Division
Pirooz Parvarandeh
 
50
 
 
Group President, High Performance Analog Division
Charles G. Rigg
 
66
 
 
Senior Vice President
Vijay Ullal
 
51
 
 
Group President, Handheld Consumer Division
Steven Yamasaki
 
55
 
 
Vice President, Human Resources
 
Mr. Doluca has served as a director of Maxim as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2007. He joined Maxim in October 1984 and served as Vice President from 1994 to 2004. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2004 and Group President in May 2005. Prior to 1994, he served in a number of integrated circuit development positions.
 
Mr. Kiddoo joined Maxim in September 2007 as Vice President of Finance. On October 1, 2008, immediately following the completion of Maxim's restatement of previously filed financial statements, Mr. Kiddoo was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Maxim and was appointed Senior Vice President in September 2009. Prior to joining Maxim, Mr. Kiddoo held various positions at Broadcom Corporation, a global semiconductor company, beginning in December 1999. Mr. Kiddoo served as Broadcom's Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer from July 2002 and served as Vice President from January 2003. He also served as Broadcom's Acting Chief Financial Officer from September 2006 to March 2007.
 
Mr. Jain joined Maxim in April 2007 as Vice President responsible for our wafer fabrication operations. In June 2009 Mr. Jain was promoted to Senior Vice President with expanded responsibility for managing test and assembly operations in addition to wafer fabrication operations. Prior to joining Maxim, Mr. Jain was Plant Manager for several years at Intel Corporation's Technology Development and Manufacturing facility in Santa Clara, California responsible for 65nm flash manufacturing/transfer and development of 45nm flash technology. Mr. Jain has published over 30 papers and holds over 10 patents in the field of semiconductor technology.
 
Mr. Medlin joined Maxim in November 1999 as Director and Associate General Counsel. He was promoted to Vice President and Senior Counsel in April 2006. Prior to joining Maxim, he was with the law firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn and Bentley from 1987 to 1994 where he held various positions, including director. From 1994 to 1997 he was with Fox Factory, Inc., a privately held manufacturing company where he held the positions of General Counsel, and later, General Manager. From 1997 to 1999 he was with RockShox, Inc., a publicly traded corporation, where he held the positions of General Counsel and then Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.
 
Mr. Murphy joined Maxim in July 1994 and was promoted to Vice President in November 2006. Prior to 2006, he served in a number of business unit and executive management positions.
 
Mr. Neil joined Maxim in September 1990 and was promoted to Vice President in April 2006.  Prior to 2006, he held several engineering and executive management positions.
 

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Mr. Parvarandeh joined Maxim in July 1987 and served as Vice President from 1997 to 2005. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2004 and Group President in May 2005. Prior to 1997, he served in a number of integrated circuit development positions.
 
Mr. Rigg joined Maxim in August 1996 as Managing Director and General Counsel. He was promoted to Vice President in April 1999 and Senior Vice President in January 2007. Prior to joining Maxim, he was with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn and Bentley from 1970 to 1996 where he held various positions, including director.
 
Mr. Ullal joined Maxim in December 1989 and served as Vice President from 1996 to 2004. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2004 and Group President in January 2007. Prior to 2004, he served in a number of wafer fabrication operation and management positions.
 
Mr. Yamasaki joined Maxim in April 2010 as Vice President of Human Resources.  Prior to joining Maxim, he was Corporate Vice President of Human Resources of Applied Materials from 2008 to 2010, and was Executive Vice President of Human Resources of YRC Worldwide from 2004 to 2008.  Before joining YRC Worldwide, Mr. Yamasaki was Vice President of Human Resources at ConAgra Foods Inc. and Honeywell International.
 
Effective August 3, 2010, Mr. David Caron, age 50, was appointed Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Caron has served as Maxim's Corporate Controller since July 2003 and, prior to that, served as Maxim's Director of Accounting from December 1998 to July 2003.  Mr. Caron is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Jose State University.  
 
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
 
We have a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Code of Ethics"), which applies to all directors and employees, including but not limited to our principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. The Code of Ethics is designed to promote: (i) honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest arising from personal and professional relationships, (ii) full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that we are required to file with the SEC and in other public communications, (iii) compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations, (iv) the prompt internal reporting of violations of the Code of Ethics to an appropriate person or group, and (v) accountability for adherence to the Code of Ethics. A copy of Code of Ethics is available on our website at http://www.maxim-ic.com/company/policy. A hard copy of the Code of Ethics will be sent free of charge upon request.
 
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference from the Company's Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders under the headings "Executive Compensation" and "Performance Graph."
 
ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference from the Company's Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders under the headings "Director Compensation," "Compensation Discussion and Analysis," "Report of Compensation Committee" and "Executive Compensation."
 
ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
 
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference from the Company's Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders under the heading "Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters. "
 
ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS
 
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference from the Company's Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders under the heading "Corporate Governance" and "Certain Relationships and Related Transactions."
 
ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
 
The information required by this item is incorporated by reference from the Company's Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders under the headings "Report of the Audit Committee" and "Principal Accountant Fees and Services."

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PART IV
 
ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
 
(a) The following are filed as part of this Report:
 
 
 
 
 
Page
 
(1)
Financial Statements.
 
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 26, 2010 and June 27, 2009
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Income for each of the three years in the period ended June 26, 2010
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity for each of the three years in the period ended June 26, 2010
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 26, 2010
 
 
 
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
 
 
 
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
 
(2)
Financial Statement Schedule.
 
 
 
 
The following financial statement schedule is filed as part of this Annual Report on Form 10-K and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements.
 
 
 
 
Schedule II - Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
 
 
 
All other schedules are omitted because they are not applicable, or because the required information is included in the consolidated financial statements or notes thereto.
 
 
 
(3)
The Exhibits filed as a part of this Report are listed in the attached Index to Exhibits.
 
 
 
(b) Exhibits.
 
See attached Index to Exhibits.
 

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MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except par value)
 
 
June 26,
2010
 
June 27,
2009
 
 
 
 
ASSETS
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
826,512
 
 
$
709,348
 
Short-term investments
 
 
204,055
 
 
 
 
 
  Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments
826,512
 
 
913,403
 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $17,438 in 2010 and $13,163 in 2009
339,322
 
 
207,807
 
     Inventories
206,040
 
 
217,847
 
     Deferred tax assets
217,017
 
 
211,879
 
Income tax refund receivable
83,813
 
 
13,072
 
     Other current assets
33,909
 
 
20,943
 
 
 
 
 
          Total current assets
1,706,613
 
 
1,584,951
 
     Property, plant and equipment, net
1,324,436
 
 
1,366,052
 
     Intangible assets, net
194,728
 
 
76,295
 
     Goodwill
226,223
 
 
26,710
 
     Other assets
30,325
 
 
27,767
 
 
 
 
 
               TOTAL ASSETS
$
3,482,325
 
 
$
3,081,775
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
     Accounts payable 
$
107,797
 
 
$
70,087
 
     Income taxes payable
13,053
 
 
2,140
 
     Accrued salary and related expenses
175,858
 
 
141,334
 
     Accrued expenses 
37,030
 
 
38,455
 
     Deferred income on shipments to distributors
25,779
 
 
16,760
 
     Accrual for litigation settlement
173,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
          Total current liabilities
532,517
 
 
268,776
 
Other liabilities
27,926
 
 
26,398
 
Income taxes payable 
132,400
 
 
124,863
 
Deferred tax liabilities
136,524
 
 
67,273
 
Long term debt
300,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
          Total liabilities 
1,129,367
 
 
487,310
 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 13)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' equity:
 
 
 
     Preferred stock, $0.001 par value
 
 
 
          Authorized: 2,000 shares, issued and outstanding: none
 
 
 
     Common stock, $0.001 par value
 
 
 
          Authorized: 960,000 shares 
 
 
 
          Issued and outstanding: 300,848 in 2010 and 306,019 in 2009
301
 
 
306
 
     Additional paid-in capital 
 
 
21,205
 
     Retained earnings 
2,364,598
 
 
2,580,610
 
     Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(11,941
)
 
(7,656
)
 
 
 
 
          Total stockholders' equity
2,352,958
 
 
2,594,465
 
 
 
 
 
               TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 
$
3,482,325
 
 
$
3,081,775
 
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
June 26,
2010
 
June 27,
2009
 
June 28,
2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net revenues
$
1,997,603
 
 
$
1,646,015
 
 
$
2,052,783
 
Cost of goods sold (1)
804,537
 
 
797,138
 
 
804,083
 
          Gross margin 
1,193,066
 
 
848,877
 
 
1,248,700
 
Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
     Research and development (1)
474,652
 
 
520,228
 
 
579,269
 
     Selling, general and administrative (1)
242,144
 
 
199,151
 
 
164,086
 
     Intangible asset amortization
10,477
 
 
6,019
 
 
2,882
 
     In process research & development
 
 
3,900
 
 
 
     Impairment of long-lived assets
8,291
 
 
51,112
 
 
 
     Severance and restructuring expenses 
(699
)
 
28,124
 
 
13,676
 
     Other operating expenses, net
166,151
 
 
22,965
 
 
62,734
 
          Total operating expenses 
901,016
 
 
831,499
 
 
822,647
 
               Operating income
292,050
 
 
17,378
 
 
426,053
 
Interest income and other, net
8,013
 
 
17,241
 
 
56,727
 
          Income before provision for income taxes
300,063
 
 
34,619
 
 
482,780
 
Provision for income taxes
174,924
 
 
24,164
 
 
165,055
 
Net income 
$
125,139
 
 
$
10,455
 
 
$
317,725
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
     Basic net income per share
$0.41
 
$0.03
 
$0.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted net income per share
$0.40
 
$0.03
 
$0.98
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares used in the calculation of earnings per share: 
 
 
 
 
 
     Basic
304,579
 
 
310,805
 
 
320,553
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Diluted 
310,016
 
 
311,479
 
 
325,846
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dividends paid per share 
$0.80
 
$0.80
 
$0.75
 
 
(1) Includes stock-based compensation charges as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
     Cost of goods sold
$
15,220
 
 
$
57,100
 
 
$
45,990
 
     Research and development
54,065
 
 
100,830
 
 
109,911
 
     Selling, general and administrative
24,240
 
 
38,178
 
 
33,819
 
 
$
93,525
 
 
$
196,108
 
 
$
189,720
 
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 

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MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Common Stock
 
Additional
 
 
 
Accumulated other
 
Total
(In thousands)
Shares
 
Par Value
 
Paid-In Capital
 
Retained Earnings
 
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, July 1, 2007
320,553
 
 
$
321
 
 
$
292,603
 
 
$
2,847,281
 
 
$
(8,271
)
 
$
3,131,934
 
Cumulative effect adjustment on adoption of EITF 06-10
 
 
 
 
 
 
(14,089
)
 
 
 
(14,089
)
Cumulative effect adjustment on adoption of FIN 48
 
 
 
 
(19,150
)
 
(9,363
)
 
 
 
(28,513
)
Components of comprehensive income: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
 
 
 
 
 
317,725
 
 
 
 
317,725
 
Unrealized loss on forward-exchange contracts, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(77
)
 
(77
)
Tax effect of the unrealized exchange gain on long-term intercompany receivable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,999
 
 
1,999
 
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale investments, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1,222
 
 
1,222
 
Total comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
320,869
 
Stock based compensation 
 
 
 
 
111,450
 
 
 
 
 
 
111,450
 
Tax shortfall on settlement of equity instruments
 
 
 
 
(4,762
)
 
 
 
 
 
(4,762
)
Modification of equity instruments to liability 
 
 
 
 
(128,663
)
 
 
 
 
 
(128,663
)
Dividends paid 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(240,415
)
 
 
 
(240,415
)
Balance, June 28, 2008
320,553
 
 
321
 
 
251,478
 
 
2,901,139
 
 
(5,127
)
 
3,147,811
 
Components of comprehensive income: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
 
 
 
 
 
10,455
 
 
 
 
10,455
 
Unrealized actuarial loss on post-retirement benefits, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(3,762
)
 
(3,762
)
Tax effect of the unrealized exchange gain on long-term intercompany receivable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
552
 
552
 
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale investments, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
681
 
681
 
Total comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7,926
 
Repurchase of common stock 
(18,132
)
 
(18
)
 
(174,172
)
 
(60,942
)
 
 
 
(235,132
)
Common stock issued under stock plans, net of shares withheld for employee taxes
3,598
 
 
3
 
(20,590
)
 
 
 
 
 
(20,587
)
Stock based compensation 
 
 
 
 
162,010
 
 
 
 
 
 
162,010
 
Tax shortfall on settlement of equity instruments
 
 
 
 
(195,294
)
 
(21,541
)
 
 
 
(216,835
)
Modification of equity instruments to liability 
 
 
 
 
(18,658
)
 
 
 
 
 
(18,658
)
Modification of liability instruments to equity 
 
 
 
 
16,431
 
 
 
 
 
 
16,431
 
Dividends paid 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(248,501
)
 
 
 
(248,501
)
Balance, June 27, 2009
306,019
 
 
306
 
 
21,205
 
 
2,580,610
 
 
(7,656
)
 
2,594,465
 
Components of comprehensive income: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
 
 
 
 
 
125,139
 
 
 
 
125,139
 
Unrealized actuarial loss on post-retirement benefits, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(896
)
 
(896
)
Tax effect of the unrealized exchange loss on long-term intercompany receivable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1,893
)
 
(1,893
)
Unrealized loss on available-for-sale investments, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1,346
)
 
(1,346
)
Unrealized loss on forward-exchange contracts, net of tax